A man dies after touching the third rail while crossing the subway tracks in New York and is then struck by a train

A man was killed when he made contact with the third rail while crossing the subway tracks in Manhattan on Sunday morning and was then struck by a train, police officers said.

The 31-year-old was walking across the #6 subway tracks at Lexington Avenue and East 51st Street around 8:30 a.m. when he made contact with the electrified rail, police said.

A person struck by a 6 train at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue
One person was hit by a #6 train at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue.
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Photo of: A person hit by a 6 train at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
It was unclear why the man crossed the tracks.
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Photo of: A person hit by a 6 train at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
The southbound train pulled in and hit him.
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Photo of: A person hit by a 6 train at 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
A man came into contact with the third rail while crossing the subway tracks.
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The southbound train then pulled in and hit him.

It was not clear why he crossed the tracks, police officers said.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/04/man-touches-third-rail-crossing-nyc-subway-tracks-hit-by-train/ A man dies after touching the third rail while crossing the subway tracks in New York and is then struck by a train

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