15-Year-Old Boy Dies After Falling Off Train While Subway Surfing In Brooklyn, According To Reports
Sadly, a 15-year-old boy fell to his death while subway surfing near the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, NBC News reports.
The unidentified teen was riding on top of a southbound J train in Williamsburg on Thursday morning at around 11:30 a.m. when he fell off the train, reports state. According to the New York City Police Department, the teen fell underneath the train and was struck by the electrified third rail. The boy was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
About 700 passengers had to be evacuated from the train, pending an investigation.
New York City Transit President Richard Davey warned teens against the now-common craze.
“Riding on top of subway cars is reckless, dumb, and dangerous, frequently leading to tragedy for the person, family, and friends,”
“We implore parents to speak with their children about what can seem like a game but obviously is not.”
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