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15-Year-Old Boy Loses Arm After Being Struck by Train at 74th Street-Roosevelt Ave Station

A 15-year-old boy had his arm severed by a train Monday morning after he fell onto the tracks at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue subway station in what may have been a case of subway surfing (Photo: Citizen)

Aug .29, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A 15-year-old boy had his arm severed by a train Monday morning after he fell onto the tracks at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue subway station in what may have been a case of subway surfing.

The boy fell from a northbound R train at around 10:25 a.m. inside the station. The train then struck him, slicing off his left arm, police said.

The victim was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he is currently listed as being in a stable condition, according to police.

Police have not ruled out the possibility that the victim had been subway surfing prior to falling onto the tracks. The NYPD was unable to provide further details as to the circumstances leading up to the incident.

Northbound M and R trains temporarily bypassed the station following the incident while E/F/M/R trains were running with delays in both directions, according to the MTA.

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