Midtown, Manhattan, NY (February 20, 2019) – A train accident that occurred on Tuesday night, February 19, just before 7:30 p.m., resulted in the death of one man at Grand Central Station on 42nd Street.
Police stated that the victim, identified only as a 39-year-old man, was dragged along the subway tracks after his bag or clothing became entangled with the number 7 train. The victim was reported to have been pulled along the platform and onto the tracks where he then hit an electric power box.
Police and medical crews responded to the incident, where they found the victim had suffered severe trauma to the body and tragically pronounced him dead at the scene. Police are currently withholding the identity of the victim until loved ones can be notified.
The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by police.
Train accidents in New York generally result in death due to the sheer size and power of such incredibly large vehicles. At this time, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic and devastating time. While it can be immensely difficult, it is important for the bereaved family to know that they may have very significant rights following such a sudden and tragic loss.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys are devoted to helping those members of our community who have unfairly suffered because of the actions or inattentiveness of another party. We understand the tremendous pain and suffering that follows the loss of a family member and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a loved one in a train accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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