A man was fatally struck by the L train in Manhattan last night.
— Deborah Wilson (@dkatwilson) August 8, 2015
According to police, the incident happened around 9 p.m. at the 14th Street station at 1st Avenue. The man, whose identity has not been released, was struck by a northbound L train. He was declared DOA at the scene; police add no criminality is suspected.
Someone just jumped in front of the L train and hipster fucks are pissed because they have to find another way to Brooklyn fuck off
— Kristin Powell (@wunderkinde_) August 8, 2015
Finally above ground after the L train incident, sending love to the victim's family as well as the conductor. No one should witness that.
— Alexa Martz (@thealexa) August 8, 2015
Yes, the L Train service from @MTA is horrible during the week. But someone attempted suicide tonight on the track, this is serious.
— uoslo ʞ ɯɐpɐ (@adamkolson) August 8, 2015
Suicide should never be a choice. But if you jump in front of the L train on a Friday night, then you should have picked a better option.
— Ian Fidance (@IANfidance) August 8, 2015
Sources told the Daily News that the man was "walking toward the Third Avenue stop along the catwalk inside the tunnel and trekked about 600 feet when he fell onto the tracks and was hit by an incoming L Train." Some witnesses claimed the man had jumped in front of the train purposefully.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone; remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt; and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.