15-year-old subway surfer severely injured after falling off train in Queens

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, June 24, 2022
ABC7 New York 24/7 Eyewitness News Stream
Stream New York's #1 news - Accuweather - original content 24/7

CORONA, Queens (WABC) -- A dangerous stunt in Queens has left a teenager in the hospital in critical condition Thursday night.

Police say a 15-year-old was subway surfing when he fell and hit his head at the 111 Street Station along the 7 line in Corona.

The MTA released a statement calling subway surfing reckless and dangerous.

ALSO READ: Woman held hostage in NYC uses Grubhub food delivery to alert police

A 24-year-old woman, held against her will and raped at a home in the Bronx, used a Grubhub food delivery order to alert police to her location.

"Riding on top of a subway car is reckless, extremely dangerous and inconsiderate as it causes significant delays for other New Yorkers," said Pat Warren, MTA Chief Safety and Security Officer. "Seeking a thrill that promises heartache for family and friends is foolhardy; choose other avenues to have some fun, ones that demonstrate respect for those you care about."

The teen was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he's listed in critical condition.

Police say the teen suffered a head injury.

No further details were released. The investigation is ongoing.


* More Queens news

* Send us a news tip

* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts

* Follow us on YouTube

Submit a tip or story idea to Eyewitness News

Have a breaking news tip or an idea for a story we should cover? Send it to Eyewitness News using the form below. If attaching a video or photo, terms of use apply.