NYPD: Train-surfing 15-year-old boy falls off subway car, dies in Brooklyn
Police say a 15-year-old was killed while train surfing on a city subway.
The teen fell underneath a moving southbound J train while trying to subway surf on top of one of the cars around 11:25 a.m. Thursday, the NYPD says. The fall sent him into the third electrified rail on the track.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority released a statement on the incident saying, “Riding on top of subway cars is reckless, dumb and dangerous, frequently leading to tragedy for the person, family and friends. We implore parents to speak with their children about what can seem like a game but obviously is not."
The MTA continues to remind riders that the only correct way to ride the train is inside cars.
Neighbors in the area are now calling on the city to reach out to kids in hope of putting an end to this dangerous trend.
No other information has been released at this time.