A man was shocked to death after falling off of the First Avenue L train platform and onto the electrified third rail Saturday night.
According to police, the 31-year-old Brooklyn man hit the third rail just before 10:15 p.m. last night. Emergency workers rushed the man to a nearby hospital, but later pronounced him dead on arrival. No criminality is suspected, a police spokesperson confirmed.
Hours earlier, a 52-year-old Brooklyn man was struck in the head by a train inside the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station. Just before 5 p.m. yesterday a man was observed crouching on a platform. He was struck in the head by a southbound D train, suffering lacerations and a fractured spine, police said.
Witnesses told investigators the victim was visibly intoxicated and an NYPD spokesperson confirmed that a bottle of vodka was found on his person. Emergency workers rushed him to Bellevue hospital, where he was expected to survive.