An unidentified man was fatally struck by a southbound B train last night around 7:30 at the Central Park West and 110th St. station. Witnesses told police the man, an Hispanic male from Washington Heights in his mid-30s, was engaged in an agitated cell phone conversation when he dropped his portable music device onto the tracks. One bystander says, "I saw a guy sitting on the stairs talking on his cellphone, then I saw him leaning over the tracks watching for a train to come, when, all of a sudden, he was nowhere to be found."
"It was an accident," a police source tells the Daily News. "He went on the tracks for his MP3 player, picked it up, and stood up just in time for the train to hit him head on and drag him. He just wasn't quick enough." The man's body was so badly dismembered that it took hours for crews to clean up the station, according to the News. Earlier this month, a man was killed by a train at the Pennsylvania Avenue station in East New York and, five years ago, a 19-year-old woman was killed at the Grand Avenue station when trying to pick up her cellphone from the tracks.