Just before 3:00 pm Friday, a man was struck by a southbound 1 train train at Columbus Circle. He was later pronounced dead.
DNAinfo had the initial report around 3:45 pm. Details were limited at the time.
According to the NYPD press office, the victim was a 42-year-old man who jumped in front of the southbound 1 train at 2:57 p.m.
Downtown trains were running express from 72nd to Times Square during the police investigation. Normal service resumed before the evening rush hour.
Yesterday’s incident was the latest in a recent spate of UWS “person-vs-train” collisions:
- 2/29: Two people struck within hours of each other at 72nd Street 1/2/3 station
- 3/1: Unidentified man pinned under train at 59th Street
- 3/18: 63-year-old struck and killed by 2-train at 72nd Street
- 4/2: Man Hit By Subway At 96th Street
- 6/9: Man Killed By 1 Train At 96th Street Station; Early Reports Indicate Suicide
That’s at least seven incidents in less than five months, which seems like a lot. However, as I wrote back in April, the odds of a healthy and cognizant individual on a subway platform getting struck by a train are infinitesimally small.
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