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Man Urinating on Subway Tracks in Astoria Fatally Struck by Train: NYPD

An image from outside the subway station Thursday (Photo: Citizen)

March 17, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A man was fatally struck by a subway train in Astoria Thursday afternoon after slipping off the platform while urinating on the tracks.

The 27-year-old victim fell in front of an R train at around 3:35 p.m. as it pulled into the 46th Street station, according to police.

The NYPD said the straphanger was standing on the platform and urinating onto the tracks. He then slipped and fell onto the railway before being hit by the oncoming train.

The man appeared to be intoxicated before falling, police said.

First responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene and removed his body from the tracks.

Police do not suspect criminality and were unable to provide any further information.

The man’s identity has not been released.

The Forest Hills-71st Ave.-bound M and R trains were bypassing the 46 Street station while police investigated the scene. The MTA announced at around 6 p.m. that normal service at the station had resumed.

The 27-year-old victim fell in front of an R train as it pulled into 46th Street station on Broadway (Photo: Wiki commons)

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Now his family will sue the city and say that his death was caused by lack of bathrooms.


Man it was crazy! He was there one minute then I look down at my phone and when I look up he’s gone and people screaming.


Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. One less bum on our streets that could have potentially harmed someone.

"Our" streets?

You said you moved out because progressives ruined this city? Please stop LARPings as a New Yorker ?

Osha compliance

This subject is covered in the DOB OSHA 30 training. Do not create a situation that could cause yourself and others harm. Scan his SST 40 hour card and report back on his education. I fear he was my site Supervisor that requires a base of 62 hours of training.


So many drunks hanging out in Astoria since open streets. Quality of life is sad over there. Maybe Caban could demand subways have gender neutral bathrooms in every station.

David Smith

It makes sense that should be some gender-free bathrooms on some of the stations. If you’re commuting & you have to go, there are really very few options.


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