Man dies after falling onto train tracks while walking between No. 5 subway cars

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A man died after falling onto the train tracks while walking between subway cars in Brooklyn Wednesday.

The 37-year-old man was apparently on a No. 5 train near near the Franklin Avenue station in Crown Heights. He fell at about 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters worked to get the man out from underneath the train. He suffered serious injuries and died a short time after being taken to a nearby hospital.

Police said the man's death appears to be suicide.

The MTA said service was disrupted on 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains following the incident because the power has been shut off to the tracks. Service has since been restored with delays.