2 Hit in Separate Subway Accidents, 1 Fatally

A man died in Astoria after being struck by a train, while another man was taken to the hospital after being hit near the 96th Street station in Manhattan

Police are investigating two separate subway accidents Sunday, one that killed a man.

The first occurred at the Broadway-31st Street station in Astoria at about 5:15 a.m., when an intoxicated man in his 20s stumbled onto the tracks, police said. He was hit by a Manhattan-bound N train and was killed.

In Manhattan, a man in his mid-40s was hit by a northbound C train near the 96th Street station at about 8 a.m., police said. It wasn't clear why he was on the tracks.

He was taken to the hospital with head trauma, but is expected to survive.

A report last week found 147 passengers were hit by subway trains in 2011, up 15 percent from the 128 riders who were struck the year before.

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