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Woman Holding Infant, 2 Others Hit by Subways 3 Separate Boroughs in Matter of Hours: Officials

Few details about any of the cases, one of which was deadly, were immediately available

What to Know

  • Two people were hit by subways in separate incidents Wednesday, one in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn
  • The Bronx incident involved a woman and infant who somehow ended up on the tracks; the infant is OK
  • Authorities had few immediate details on the person struck in Brooklyn, though service resumed quickly

A woman holding an infant was hit by a subway train in the Bronx when she jumped onto the tracks at the Grand Concourse station Wednesday, while two other people were hit by trains in Brooklyn and Queens the same day, one of them fatally, according to police and the MTA.

MTA workers said the 30-year-old woman and her 2-month-old baby were lucky to land in the gully of the tracks and that the conductor hit the brakes. The woman had run down the platform, passed the train and then jumped in front of it, according to Joe Costales of TWU Local 100.

"It's horrendous, there's no way to explain," he said. 

The infant is expected to be OK, according to police. The woman is in critical condition. Police say their investigation is ongoing. 

Around the same time in Brooklyn, a person was hit at the Cleveland Street station, temporarily shutting down J train service between Cypress Hills and Broadway Junction in both directions, according to the MTA. There was no further information on the person hit in Brooklyn. 

Affected service in both cases had been restored within an hour or less.

Later, another person was hit by a train, this time in Queens. That call -- to the Queensbridge station -- came in shortly before 1:30 p.m. That person died at the scene. No additional information was available about that person. 

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