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One woman’s legs were severed after she was hit by a subway train less than an hour after another person was struck by a train one block away.

The woman was standing on the platform when she fell onto the tracks at the 14thStreet and SeventhAvenue station around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, according to the New York Post, which added that a southbound 3 train entered the station, severing her legs. Police do not know what caused her to fall.

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The woman, in serious condition, was taken to Bellevue Hospital, officials said to the New York Daily News.


Fifty minutes prior to that incident, a 23-year-old man trying to get out of the track bed at the 14thStreet and EighthAvenue station was hit by a northbound E train that wedged his leg between the subway and the platform, the Post reported. Police were uncertain how he wound up on the tracks.

The man was also taken to Bellevue Hospital, but authorities considered his injuries non-life-threatening, the Daily News reported.

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Authorities do not suspect any criminal behavior was involved in either incident, the Post added.

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