Boy, 15, in critical condition after hitting head riding on commuter train roof

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A 15-year-old subway surfer has been left fighting for his life after he struck his head while riding on the roof of a New York subway train.

Police officers found the boy unconscious, with a severe head injury at around 6.30pm on June 23.

The boy was seen lying on top of a 7 train carriage at 111th street, North Corona, Queens in footage shared by the New York post this morning (June 24).

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The dramatic clip, recorded at the scene, shows law enforcement officers and paramedics lifting the teen off the train car roof and laying him down on the subway platform while he was suffering a heavy bleed.

Officers believe the boy was riding on top of the train when he hit his head on an unknown object.

He was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Trains were delayed in both directions following the incident, which reports say is the second subway surfing incident in the last two weeks.

Earlier this month, a Twitter video showed around eight people running on top of a Brooklyn-bound J train as it crossed the Williamsburg Bridge. They have not been identified.

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Last year, a man died after falling while surfing on top of a train in New York City and being hit by another oncoming train, according to police.

The man, who was in his mid-30s, was found the man “unconscious and unresponsive” at around 4.35am on Saturday morning (October 2) and he was pronounced dead at the scene by medical experts.

The train was suspended between Broad Street and Marcy Avenue according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).


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