NYC straphanger dies after PANTS got caught in Q train door and he’s dragged along the platform
NYC straphanger dies after his PANTS get stuck in the door of the Q train and he is dragged across the platform and onto the rails
- A passenger of the Q train in Brooklyn was caught hitting the door when getting off and dragged him across the station and onto the track
- The unidentified man, believed to be in his thirties, was pronounced dead early Thursday morning
- Incidents involving people on NYC subway tracks have risen as there are now more people on the subways
- In January, a woman was killed after a man pushed her onto the tracks at the Times Square station
A straphanger died Thursday after his pants got caught in the door of a Brooklyn subway, dragging him across the platform and onto the track.
The passenger got off a Q train northbound at the Avenue M stop in Brooklyn around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday when his pants and possibly his foot were caught in the door, the NYPD said.
The man was dragged across the platform by the moving train and then thrown onto the track, where another train arrived. The subway operator was able to stop the train before it hit the man.
The unidentified man, believed to be in his thirties, was then rushed by paramedics to Maimonides Medical Center, where he died early Thursday morning.
A straphanger died Thursday after his pants got caught in the door of a Brooklyn subway, dragging him across the platform and onto the track. He was getting off a Q train northbound at the Avenue M stop in Brooklyn around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday when his pants and possibly his foot got caught in the door.
The tragic incident is the latest subway-related death for New York City.
At the beginning of the year, two people were pushed onto the track, including Michelle Alyssa Go, who was killed after being pushed into a Times Square station by a homeless man.
According to the MTA .’s Track Trespassing Task Force reportrail break-ins have steadily increased in recent years, leading to an increased risk of injury and death.
According to the report, three-quarters of rail break-ins are voluntary, and the task force also found 29 encampments in subway tunnels that some New Yorkers use for shelter.
Transit crime is up 53.6 percent since this time last year — a figure that crystallizes how unsafe the subway has become.