Man Killed in East Broadway Station After Being Struck by F Train

File photo.

File photo.

A man was struck and killed by a train earlier today after falling onto the tracks at the East Broadway station.

It happened shortly after 3 p.m. on the F Train tracks. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, shortly after emergency crews arrived.

It wasn’t immediately clear how the man ended up on the tracks. As of a few minutes ago, F trains were still bypassing the East Broadway station.

 

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Follow-up: East Broadway Train Incident

F Train entrance, Rutgers Street and East Broadway.

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.