Teenager Celebrating 18th Birthday Struck & Killed By Subway At Upper West Side 79th Street Station

Sad story to start the day… A teenager celebrating his 18th birthday was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train last night while attempting to cross the tracks at the 79th Street subway station.

MTA Reports 15% Increase In Number Of People Hit By Subway Trains

Posted this morning about a man being hit by a subway at 96th Street yesterday — the fifth such occurrence on the UWS in the past five weeks. If it seems as though more people are being hit by trains these days, it’s not your imagination. 2011 saw a 15% increase in the number of [...]

Man Hit By Subway At 96th Street; 5th Person Struck On UWS In Past Five Weeks

In what’s becoming an all-too-often occurrence of late, a man was struck by a subway on the Upper West Side yesterday morning. This is fifth time a person has been hit by a subway on the Upper West Side in the past five weeks: 2/29: Two people struck within hours of each other at 72nd [...]

63-Year-Old Man Struck & Killed By 2 Train At 72nd Street; 4th Person Hit By UWS Train In Three Weeks

I’ve been traveling since last week and am catching up on news, so you may have heard about this already. A 63-year-old man was struck and killed by a downtown 2 train at the 72nd Street subway station early Sunday morning.

Third Person Hit By Subway On Upper West Side Last Week?

It was big news last week that two people were struck by trains at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 subway station (coverage here, here, and here). It now appears as though it’s possible a third person was hit by an uptown 1 train at the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station late on Thursday night.

UPDATE: UWS Subway Death Initially Reported As A Suicide Is Officially Recorded As An Accident

Posted yesterday that one of the two people hit by a subway on the Upper West Side on Wednesday was ruled as a suicide. That has now been reclassified as “an accident.”

Update On Yesterday’s Upper West Side Subway Accidents: One Suicide, One Fall

Following-up on yesterday’s post about two separate incidents of individuals being struck by an uptown train at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 station. One was a suicide by a 62-year-old man, while the other was a 33-year-old male who fell on the tracks and may have been drunk, disoriented, or unstable. He is listed in stable [...]

Two People Struck By Trains This Morning In Separate Incidents At 72nd Street Subway Station

UPDATE 3/1: Yesterday’s Upper West Side Subway Accidents: One Suicide, One Fall UPDATE 3/2:  UWS Subway Death Initially As A Suicide Is Officially Recorded As An Accident Craziness taking place at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 subway station today: There were two separate incidents of people being struck by a train this morning, spaced apart by [...]