Saturday, May 15, 2010
2 people hit by N train in Astoria
From the Daily News:
A man was killed and a woman was left fighting for her life after they were hit by a train in Queens Friday night, cops said.
The pair, who were not immediately identified, were struck by a northbound N Train in Astoria about 10:40 p.m., officials said.
The male victim - whom a witness said fell from the elevated tracks to the street after being hit by the train at the 36th Ave. station - was pronounced dead at the scene, sources said. The woman was in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center Friday night.
It was not immediately clear how the two fell, but a witness said the woman toppled first as the train approached the platform.
ASTORIA, QUEENS (1010WINS) -- A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after the two were hit by an N-subway train in Astoria, Queens late Friday night.
Police say the woman dropped her jacket onto the subway tracks at the 36th Avenue and 31st Street subway stop. When she jumped onto the tracks to retrieve her jacket, the man, said to be in his late ‘20s, jumped down to help her and they were hit by an oncoming train.
The man was pronounced dead by police upon arrival and the woman was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital. She is currently listed in critical but stable condition.