A 15-year-old boy, who was riding a train in the city's subway on December 1, died after falling from the roof of the train, reports New York Post.
The teen was on the roof of the subway south J train on the Williamsburg Bridge around 11:25 a.m. He then fell under a moving train and died. Police sources said the boy hit the third rail. This is a thick wire that carries electricity for trains. The third rail is attached with insulators to the brackets, which are mounted on the sleepers of the running rails.
The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
After the fall, police sources said, the train was stopped and about 700 passengers had to be removed from the subway.
The identity of the teenager has not yet been revealed.
“It's very unfortunate,” said a veteran Manhattan police officer. - This is the result of the Subway Surfer game, which can be downloaded to your phone. Teenagers do it everywhere. We need to improve control. Such incidents will continue until we can better control the subway system.”
Over the summer, officials warned of a rise in train travel among teens and blamed social media for it.
In August, a 15-year-old boy lost his arm in a fall from a northbound R train at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue station in Jackson Heights while trying to climb on top of the car to ride the subway.
The boy's left limb was torn off "from the elbow down" and "they found his arm under the train," said an employee of the transport company who was at the scene at the time.
In June, another 15-year-old hit his head while riding on top of the 7th train in Queens. He was found unconscious at the 111th Street station.
And in October 2021, a 32-year-old man fell off a southern J train near Essex Street and Williamsburg Bridge station. The whole horror is that the frightened passengers saw how the man "falls off the train and is being run over."