Yesterday, Four Men Died in Unrelated New York Subway Accidents

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NEW YORK - JUNE 18: A subway conductor looks out his window June 18, 2003 in New York City. A new report by the New York Police Department (NYPD) reports that felonies are down 15 percent this year on New York's subways. The NYPD credits an increase in officers at subway stations for part of the drop in crime on trains and stations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2003 Getty Images

In what was certainly one of the most gruesome days in recent New York (subway) memory, four men were killed yesterday on the city's public transit system. In the morning a 22-year-old man was struck by a train while walking the L line tracks near Third Avenue, in the afternoon another was killed on the tracks of the A train near the Fulton St. station, and a third man was found wedged between a train and the platform at the Sixth Avenue L stop later at night. The fourth fatality was a sixtysomething male who was found unconscious and bleeding from the mouth at an elevated R station in Elmhurst, Queens. The police have not indicated any criminal or suspicious activity linked to any of the deaths. [NYP]