Two men struck by subways at same station hours apart
Two straphangers were hit by trains at the same Upper West Side station yesterday just hours apart, with at least one of the riders dead, according to officials.
A man "apparently jumped" in front of an uptown No. 1 train as it entered the 72nd Street station just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, an MTA spokesman said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials, and service resumed on the local track around 9:15 a.m.
Train service was again suspended after another man fell in front of an uptown No. 2 train entering the same station shortly before noon, officials said. EMS workers rushed him to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, but there was a discrepancy at press time about his condition.
Police said criminality wasn't expected in either case.
This story has been updated since its original publication.