Two 14-year-old boys fell to their deaths while riding the subway within a week of each other in New York, police said.
Subway surfing is when an individual rides on top of a train car.
The most recent incident occurred on Thursday night. New York Police Department officers responded to the 33rd Street and Rawson Street Subway Station in Queens at around 5:26 p.m. to find Jevon Fraser unconscious.
Fraser was lying on a platform for the 7 train and had injuries «indicative of a fall from a high altitude,» according to police. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
On June 22, police found two 14-year-old boys lying on the L train tracks at the Bushwick Avenue and Aberdeen Street subway station in Brooklyn.
Medics pronounced one of them dead at the scene. Police later identified the victim as Brian Crespo.
The other 14-year-old was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
These are not the only incidents where youths have been surfing in New York City traffic.
Witnesses saw a 12-year-old boy riding a 7 train at the Queens Boulevard and 33rd Street subway station Wednesday night. It was his fourth subway surfing incident.
“He was taken into custody and issued a juvenile report for reckless endangerment,” police said in a statement.
On April 5, the same boy was surfing on an R train when he fell, sustaining head injuries, a laceration to his right knee, and bruises to his back.
«Even after falling off the train in one of the incidents, he continues to risk his life,» the NYPD said in a statement. cheep Saturday. «Officers are out there making sure you have a safe ride, don’t risk yourself on the subway.»