Q service briefly suspended after train strikes straphanger in midtown

Q service was briefly suspended on Thursday after a person was struck in midtown. Photo Credit: Rajvi Desai

The man was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the FDNY said.

Q service was briefly suspended on Thursday after a person was struck in midtown.
Q service was briefly suspended on Thursday after a person was struck in midtown. Photo Credit: Newsday/Nancy Borowick

Q trains were rerouted and other lines had delays after a man was struck and found under a subway train in midtown Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The FDNY and NYPD said they responded to a 911 call  about 3:05 p.m. at the 57th Street — Seventh Avenue station. The unidentified man was found under a southbound Q train with "multiple trauma" throughout his body, an FDNY spokesman said.

The man was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center with serious but not-life threatening injuries, the FDNY said.

The MTA immediately suspended Q service at the station, and Q trains were diverted to the 6th Avenue line rom DeKalb Avenue to Lexington Ave-63 St. N trains were also reported to have service delays because of the incident, according to the MTA.

Q and N trains have resumed regular station stops in both directions, the MTA said late in the afternoon.

Ivan Pereira