Incoming Train Severs Mans Legs
BRONX, NEW YORK – A man has had both his legs cut off after drunkenly falling in front of a New York Subway train last night.
Before he could pull himself to safety, the D-train came into the 161 Street-Yankee Stadium subway stop crushing and severing both of his legs.
It is the 6th time in five days that someone has been hit by a train in the city.
A MTA worker told the New York Post: ‘He was drunk, he was intoxicated.’
The fire department rushed officers to the scene who pulled the man from the tracks into a waiting ambulance .
He is currently being treated in Lincoln Hospital and was said to be lucky to escape with his life.
Witness Joey Boots, who filmed the rescue on his phone, described the victim as ‘Hispanic’.
The footage shows firefighters arriving at the scene with a stretcher and departing with the man putting him in an ambulance next to McDonald’s outside the station.
It rounds off a week where there were three fatalities on the city’s subway and two other incidents where people fell onto the tracks but escaped with minor injuries.
It comes just two days after a man was killed when he was hit by a 2-line southbound train at New York’s popular Penn Station – it is believed he committed suicide.
On Thursday another person was killed was killed by an F train at Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street and another man was killed by an F train in Queens.
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