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One Man Killed, One Injured in Separate Subway Incidents Sunday

Watch out.

About 5:15 a.m. Sunday morning, a 24-year-old man, reportedly drunk at the time, stumbled onto the elevated tracks at Broadway and 31st St. station in Astoria, Queens, where he was struck and killed by a Manhattan-bound N train.

Roughly three hours later in Manhattan's Upper West Side, a 46-year-old man was hit by a C train approaching 96th St. Station on Central Park West.

A witness and the train's motorman spotted the man walking on the tracks but could not stop the train in time to prevent the impact. “They cut the power and left only the emergency lights on,” one of the train's passengers said. “When we found out what had occurred, people were upset and crying.” The man was taken to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital with a head injury but is expected to survive.

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