NEW YORK, NY (TIP): A 38-year-old homeless man fell and hit his head while on the tracks at the 86th St. station in Manhattan, while a 24-year-old man jumped in front of a No. 6 train at Zerega Ave.-Westchester Ave. station in the Bronx in an apparent suicide.
Two men were killed in separate incidents on the Lexington Ave. subway line early Wednesday, officials said. Death began its ride at 3 a.m. when a 38-year-old homeless man fell and hit his head on the southbound side of the 86th St. Station in Manhattan.
Two straphangers saw the unidentified man sitting on the third rail and tried to get him off the tracks, but he resisted, ran away from them, stumbled and hit his head. Paramedics rushed him Lenox Hill Hospital, where he died of cardiac arrest, officials said. About 7:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man jumped in front of an oncoming No. 6 train at the Zerega Ave.-Westchester Ave. station in the Bronx in an apparent suicide. He died at the scene, officials said.