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Subway Surfing Teen Dies at Queensboro Plaza

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Nov. 25, 2019 By Allie Griffin

A teenager died Saturday night after attempting to surf atop a no 7 train at the Queensboro Plaza station, authorities said.

The teen fell from a Manhattan-bound 7 train around 9 p.m. and hit his head on a piece of metal on the tracks, according to the MTA and police.

The subway surfer was just 14 years old, according to the New York Daily News.

No. 7 and N trains were rerouted and bypassed the station for several hours due to the incident. The trains began stopping at Queensboro Plaza again around 11 p.m.

The dangerous stunt is not an isolated incident.

The prior weekend, two people were seen surfing atop a 7 train at the Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights. A video of the incident was posted to the Instagram. (Warning: the video has explicit language)

 

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In 2017, a subway surfer shocked onlookers in Sunnyside and later turned himself in for the stunt.

Subway Surfer in 2017 at 40th Street Station (Photo Courtesy of Mark Alan Jones)

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Jack Doe

The solution to this problem is to broadcast the news of this person’s fail and death widely. Teenagers don’t remember when this happened three years ago so the reminder will serve to benefit their decision making.

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bxgrl

Doubt that would stop teens from doing dumb things. At the very least it gives us all something to laugh at.

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