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Passenger Getting Off NYC Subway Dragged to Death

Tragedy struck the New York City subway system on Monday evening, when a man got caught in the doors of a train he was exiting and was dragged to his death. Authorities are investigating how it happened.

The incident occurred shortly before 7:00pm Monday as an F train left the Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens station in Queens.

The victim was identified as 51-year-old Queens resident Edward Leonard. He was dragged by the train and struck his head on the platform. Emergency crews rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the man’s clothing may have gotten caught in the doors as he was exiting the subway car, and a full investigation is ongoing.


  • 2. Very sad and scary wrote:

    Happens to me every single day in the crush to get on and off the train, my arms are black and blue from the doors closing on me. Don’t the guards look?


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