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14-year-old Striked Head against Overhead Beam while Subway Surfing in New York City; Authorities Report Critical Condition of the Victim

14-year-old Striked Head against Overhead Beam while Subway Surfing in New York City; Authorities Report Critical Condition of the Victim

A 14-year-old boy was injured on Sunday in a terrifying subway surfing incident in Queens, adding to the growing list of young victims involved in this dangerous trend.

A teenager was injured while riding on a southbound 7 train when his head accidentally hit a beam at the 111th Street Station. The incident occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m., as reported by the NYPD.

The boy was quickly taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is currently in stable condition, according to the authorities.

The 7 train station in Corona is located above ground and features an overhang that extends over the tracks, creating a small gap between the beams and the train roof.

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Another injury involving a teenager has occurred, adding to a series of potentially deadly incidents associated with this dangerous stunt in the city as per The Post.

Officials have noted a rise in the popularity of subway surfing among teenagers, who are often influenced by the daring acts they see on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram.

According to MTA statistics, there has been a significant increase in the number of reports of individuals riding outside of trains, including on top of them, during the first six months of 2023. The figure has risen from the previous year, with 450 reports compared to 262 reported during the same time period in 2019.

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