Inwood, NY (February 23, 2019) – Police say that one man was seriously injured in a train accident that took place when he was riding between subway cars in Manhattan.
Police say that the man fell into the tracks and was immediately struck by the train. The incident took place around 1 a.m. on Thursday at West 207th Street train station.
When FDNY arrived at the scene of the accident, they confirmed that the man was struck by the train. They turned off power to the tracks and extricated the victim from under the wheels of the train.
Paramedics confirmed that there was trauma to both of the victim’s legs and one of them had to be amputated. The victim was unconscious but stable when he was transported to the hospital.
Police confirmed that seven people have died in 2018 due to riding between subway cars, which is a dangerous act.
Train accidents are among some of the most devastating accidents that take place across New York every year, causing catastrophic injuries and fatal results to those involved. These accidents very quickly lead to tragic results in the blink of an eye. If you have been injured in one of these accidents, we do not want you to feel alone during this difficult time. Our train accident attorneys in New York would like to speak with you immediately so that you can get started on defending your rights in your time of need.
At Hach & Rose, if you have fallen victim to a serious train accident, you might be feeling lost and confused while you wonder where you can turn. Even though train accidents do not happen as frequently as other types of accidents, they are still quite serious when they do happen. Pedestrians are not typically permitted to be on train tracks, which is why it is sometimes difficult to determine liability in the event of a train accident. Please contact us to find out what we can do if you have been seriously injured in one of these accidents at 212-779-0057.
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