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Man falls on 7-train tracks in Queens

“Someone fell on the tracks!” the engineer shouted into his radio.
A man fell on the 7 train tracks in Sunnyside right in front of a train, halting service. (Jason Nuckolls)

The 7 train was halted after a man fell onto the tracks in Queens at the 40th and Lowery streets station around 11:24 a.m. Thursday morning.

“Someone fell on the tracks!” the driver of a 7 train, which was in the station at the time, shouted into his radio after the man fell onto the elevated tracks in Sunnyside. MTA staff promptly responded to the scene.

The man was seen lying facedown on the tracks and was apparently unconscious, but he was not touching the third rail. He was not struck by the train, which remained in the station.

"The person was removed from the platform by EMS," an MTA spokeswoman said.

The tracks were cleared by 11:48 a.m., according to the MTA.