Man survives dancing into path of Brooklyn L train

"Somebody is trapped under the train at the Bedford L." Photo by Brendan O'Connor
“Somebody is trapped under the train at the Bedford L.” Photo by Brendan O’Connor

A man in his 60′s who fell onto the tracks and under a train at the Bedford L stop on Saturday night is expected to survive, police said.

The fire department responded to the call just before 8 p.m. and L train service was briefly suspended. Brendan O’Connor was outside the subway station as the trucks arrived and snapped a picture of the commotion.

“One woman told me that she had been on the train and felt a jolt, implying that someone had been hit,” he said. “Another man told me that someone—apparently drunk—had been dancing on the edge of the platform and fell onto the tracks.”

Another witness tweeted that the man had been dancing backward and fell just as the train arrived on the Brooklyn-bound track. He added that the man “was responding normally and it didn’t look like he was pinned down or anything.”

The injured man was taken to Bellevue, where police said he was “not likely to die.”

 

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