A man was hit in the head and bloodied by a passing 1 train on the northbound platform of the 72nd Street subway station on Tuesday shortly before noon, according to NYPD and a witness who showed up just after the collision.
“A male was standing on platform edge as train was entering the station,” an NYPD spokesperson said. “The train made contact with him. He remained on the platform. He received a head laceration.”
Police did not have further information on what preceded the crash.
Jonathan, the witness (who asked to be identified by his first name), wrote that the victim was being attended to by emergency workers when he arrived. A photo sent in by the witness showed blood on the platform. “This station is perpetually overcrowded and dangerous,” he wrote.
An MTA spokesperson confirmed that a man had been hit but did not have further details.
1 trains temporarily ran express from 72nd to 96th.
Expect longer wait times for 1 trains in both directions after we helped an injured customer at 72 St.https://t.co/PoBzcDSKya
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