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Man Fatally Struck by 7 Train in Elmhurst – Third Incident on 7 Line Within a Week

90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue (Wikimedia)

April 8, 2020, By Michael Dorgan

A man is dead after he was struck by a 7 train at the 90th Street subway station this afternoon, MTA officials and the police said.

The man is the third person to have been hit by a 7 train in the space of a week.

Police said that that the victim jumped in front of a Queens-bound 7 train at around 1:25 p.m., according to the police.

Emergency Medical Services pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said.

Power was turned off at the station to allow first responders to the scene and services were suspended between 61 St-Woodside and Flushing-Main St station for almost two hours, according to an MTA tweet.

Today’s incident comes just a day after a man jumped in front of a Flushing-bound 7 train as it pulled into the 52nd Street station in Woodside. Police said yesterday that he is was not likely to survive and there have been no updates on his condition.

On April 1, a man jumped in front of the Flushing-bound 7 train at the 46th Street-Bliss Street station in Sunnyside and was killed.

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