Man in Astoria Fatally Struck by R Train
On Sunday morning, the Steinway St. station in Astoria was blocked off after a man was hit by a train.
It appears that man jumped in front of a Queens subway and was fatally hit by the train on Sunday morning. This information comes from officials who were on the scene.
The train was a Manhattan-bound R train that was inside the Steinway St. station, and it is said that the incident occurred at around 9:55 in the morning.
The operator of the train saw the man on the tracks as the train was pulling into the station, but, despite trying, he was not able to stop the train in time.
A man who was riding on the train at the time, Nick Haby, said they were told a horrible accident had occurred and that the passengers needed to evacuate.
The victim has not yet been identified, but the cops say that he died at the scene.
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