FORT GREENE – Train service was delayed this morning after a 29-year-old man was hit by a southbound Q train from the DeKalb station platform around 9:45 am.
He was taken to Methodist Hospital in serious but stable condition, with lacerations to the head.
We apologize for the delays you experienced this morning. Someone was struck by a train at DeKalb Av. Power was removed so emergency personnel could assist the person. ^JP
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Shawn Lipowski, a straphanger at the scene, heard a “single loud thud.” He saw something go under the train, but thought it was a large piece of luggage.
“I walked towards the middle of the platform and a crying woman was saying she thought the guy jumped which is when I realized it was a person,” he told Bklyner.
Almost immediately after the hit, an MTA worker was checking under the train telling the man not to move, Lipowski says; the fire department arrived soon after.
“People were already complaining about the delays as I left.”
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