Man in wheelchair killed by train at Bronx subway station

Police said the 67-year-old man was on the platform for the northbound 2 train at the Intervale Avenue station in the Longwood section of the Bronx.

subway accident mta Police said the 67-year-old man was on the platform for the northbound 2 train at the Intervale Avenue station in the Longwood section of the Bronx. Police said they don't suspect foul play was involved.
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An elderly man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a train after he reportedly rolled into the tracks in a Bronx subway station on Saturday night.

 

 

Police said the 67-year-old man, whose name police declined to reveal, was on the platform for the northbound 2 train at the Intervale Avenue station in the Longwood section of the Bronx.

 

Officers and emergency responded at around 8:50 after receiving a call that the man had rolled onto the tracks and was struck by the incoming train. He was removed alive and conscious and rushed to Lincoln Hospital where he passed away from his injuries.

Authorities said that the investigation into the incident was ongoing, and that there was no indication of foul play, and early information suggests that the man was not pushed into the tracks.

However, a spokesperson for the NYPD said the cause of death has yet to be determined by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

On Sunday, website Gothamist identified the victim as Ronald Paige.

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