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Man Fatally Struck by 7 Train in Elmhurst – Third Incident on 7 Line Within a Week

90th Street–Elmhurst Avenue (Photo: Courtesy of Jim Henderson)

April 8, 2020, By Michael Dorgan

A man is dead after he was struck by a 7 train at the 90th Street subway station this afternoon, MTA officials and the police said.

The man is the third person to have been hit by a 7 train in the space of a week.

Police said that that the victim jumped in front of a Queens-bound 7 train at around 1:25 p.m., according to the police.

Emergency Medical Services pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said.

Power was turned off at the station to allow first responders to the scene and services were suspended between 61 St-Woodside and Flushing-Main St station for almost two hours, according to an MTA tweet.

Today’s incident comes just a day after a man jumped in front of a Flushing-bound 7 train as it pulled into the 52nd Street station in Woodside. Police said yesterday that he is was not likely to survive and there have been no updates on his condition.

On April 1, a man jumped in front of the Flushing-bound 7 train at the 46th Street-Bliss Street station in Sunnyside and was killed.

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Miranda Slick

Isn’t it obvious? This wasn’t someone with the virus whose brain was taken over, or someone fainting from COVID. This was someone in the 7 train area who was in despair from quarantine and who took the quick exit. This happened on the 7 train because it is hell in this area. It feels like prison inside and outside. Home is hell. Outside feels like a Kafka nightmare with people snarling at you for breathing.


I read on line that the virus can affect brain function with reports of people in other countries acting erratically (i.e., biting themselves and others, hitting, screaming) but I was thinking it was fake news and all psychological. But the way the virus symptoms and illness is constantly changing you never know.


Curious if other lines are having this problem, or is it only the 7? And why no reporting of their condition before death? Were these all virus related?

Carbie Barbie

I would like to urge the Sunnyside Post and its sister papers to include a notice on all suicide related stories including the number for suicide hotlines. I’ve seen that done in The Guardian newspaper and it always struck me as a good idea.

the suicide hotlines wont work because they dont think anything is wrong beforehand.

people whose mental state have been affected by covid and the subsequent hysteria encouraged by society and people within society… they wont notice the change in their mental state. they don’t think anything is wrong.


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