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Man Struck by 7 Train on Woodside Platform, Looking in Wrong Direction

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Aug. 14, 2015 By Michael Florio

A Flushing-bound 7 train struck and injured a man at the Woodside station this morning.

The man was leaning over the edge of the platform and was looking in the wrong direction when the incoming 7-train struck him at 8:28 am, according to an MTA spokesman.

The victim was conscious and transported to Elmhurst hospital.

The incident, which caused some train delays, led to the express service being down for about an hour.

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this stuff very often on the woodside stop. they should put in signals to tell which direction the train is coming. pretty much everyone looks which direction the train comes. i hope the person sue the mta so mta will actually spend some $$ to fix this issue.

Could happen...

In the morning at the Woodside stop, people – myself included – will look down the express track as the local arrives to see if it’s worth waiting for the express. If he didn’t know that another train was using this track, I could see this happening. Since the local may have been rolling in, he might not have heard that there was another train coming. It’s easy to miss announcements depending on when you arrive on the platform: They don’t happen continuously.

All this to say, let’s not be jerks. A shitty thing happened to someone and he was hurt. Maybe he could have been more careful, but it just sounds like an unfortunate confluence of the events to me.

Woodside Warrior

Anyone want to mention why a Flushing bound train was traveling on the express track? Seems to me like the MTA has a case to answer!

Anonymous visitor

There was an incident before this man was hit by the train. there was a stalled train at 52 street and all Flushing trains were running express at this time. Announcements were made.


He wasn’t looking the wrong way. The flushing bound train rolled into the express track. 7 express to Manhattan runs on the morning. The flushing bound track came into the wrong track. No announcements were made to inform riders no express trains to the city and that the flushing trains were running on the express track. He was looking in the right direction.


A clueless mileenual with the goddamn headphones. Yong kids with headphones shpod be banned. It’s a health hazard for sure. Iidot kids.

Queen Bee

The fact that the train came into the station on the wrong track, in the wrong direction, should surely have been included in the article?? Maybe it wouldn’t have received so many negative comments then or the MTA should have bore the brunt of it.

Kramden's Delicious Marshall

There is absolutely no reason for leaning over the platform edge. Are people seriously worried that an entire subway train will rumble into the station without them noticing?

Queen Bee

The fact that the train came into the station on the wrong track, in the wrong direction, should surely have been included in the article?? Maybe it wouldn’t have received so many negative comments then or the MTA should have bore the brunt of it.


What do the headphones have to do with it? You don’t see with headphones.
How stupid is he? The train is BIG, couldn’t he SEE it coming? Maybe that was why he leaned over the edge? AND why he was wearing headphones.

Kramden's Delicious Marshall

Even a deaf person knows that sticking your head in a place where trains pass every few minutes is a really bad idea.


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