Follow-up: East Broadway Train Incident
We have received a number of emails from readers seeking more information about the incident that happened on Tuesday afternoon in the East Broadway train station. As previously reported, a person was struck by an F train and transported to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.
A lot of people obviously saw what happened, and many others have been left to guess about the circumstances behind the traumatic episode. Here’s what we can add. The victim remains hospitalized today with very serious injuries. It is clear that the man, 21 years old, jumped in front of the train in an intentional effort to harm himself.
Sources tell The Lo-Down the man has a long history of serious mental illness and had received services from a number of social service and medical institutions on the Lower East Side.
Emergency teams appeared on the scene moments after the accident happened, around 2 p.m. on Tuesday. It took them about a half hour to get the man off the tracks and into an ambulance.