An MTA worker tells the Daily News that the person struck by a subway train at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue was a man who committed suicide. "He jumped so suddenly," the worker says. "The driver never even saw him. He was dead before he even hit the tracks." Surveillance footage reportedly shows the unidentified 37-year-old man leaping in front of a northbound E train around 4:30 p.m.
The FDNY told us yesterday the victim was DOA under the train. Another witness tells DNAinfo, "One minute he was on the platform, and the next he was in front of the train." The grisly incident snarled the evening rush hour commute, rerouting the C and E lines and causing extensive delays. But the MTA says normal service resumed by 6 p.m.