In New York City on Monday evening, a subway surfing event resulted in the death of one child, age 15, and the injury of another youngster, also age 15.
The unfortunate event took place on the Manhattan-bound J train at around 17:30, as the train was drawing near to the 14th Street-Union Square stop. It was alleged that the two youngsters were traveling on top of the train when they were hit by something and then fell between the cars.
The child, who was 15 years old, was declared dead at the site of the accident. The second child, who is 16 years old, was brought to a hospital with injuries that were evaluated, and they were determined to not be life-threatening.
The event is being looked into by the police. The identities of the two youngsters have not been made public at this time.
The pastime known as “subway surfing” is both risky and unlawful. Riding on top of a subway train is not only against the law, but it also puts riders in an extremely precarious position. Trains may travel at speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour, and the tracks themselves are home to a number of potentially dangerous obstacles, such as electrical lines, switches, and other things.
In New York City, a death has occurred as a result of someone riding the subway without paying attention to where they are going. In the year 2019, a young kid died after being hit by a train when he was subway surfing. He was just 14 years old.
The authorities are requesting that people remain away from the train lines and refrain from using the subway without a ticket. It is a risky and unlawful action that has the potential to result in death for anyone involved.