2 Struck By Subway Trains
Monday, October 03, 2011
Two subway passengers were struck by trains during the Monday morning commute.
A woman was hit by an N train at 7:43 a.m. at the 42nd Street - 7th Avenue stop and taken to Bellevue Hospital, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
There is no word on the extent of her injuries. An MTA spokesman said she appears to have jumped onto the tracks.
At 9:58 a.m., a 32-year-old man at Union Square Station slipped and his right leg went between a platform edge and the body of a No. 4 train as it was leaving the station. He was also taken to Bellevue Hospital. His injury is not life-threatening.
"There was no criminality involved," a police spokesman said. "It was not a suicide attempt. It was just an accident."
The incidents caused long delays on the 4, 5, 6, and 7 lines. Those trains are now back on schedule.