Teen Girl Mistimes Subway Suicide Leap, Hits Side of Train
According to the New York Daily News, a 15-year-old girl tried to kill herself Monday morning by throwing herself in front of a Manhattan bound subway train in Brooklyn, but according to police, she survived after mistiming her leap. The girl reportedly slammed into the side of the train.
A passenger aboard the train told Gothamist, "I was inside the first car of an R train that struck someone at 53rd Street this morning. The conductor said that she jumped right in front of him... There were at least 3 firetrucks, two police cars and one ambulance when I left the station. It was a terrible scene, people were very upset."
The incident occurred at the 53rd St. Station along the R line in Sunset Park at about 9:15 a.m. The teen was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center and listed in stable condition. She is expected to recover from her injuries.