NEW YORK CITY — A teenager is recovering Friday after being injured while apparently subway surfing, according to multiple reports.
The 15-year-old boy was hospitalized Friday in critical condition after falling from the top of a 7 train in Queens during rush hour on Thursday, WABC-TV and WNBC reported. Authorities told WNBC that they believe the teen was riding on top of a southbound train when he hit his head on an unknown object near the 111th Street and Roosevelt Avenue station.
In a statement obtained by WABC, officials with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned against similar stunts.
“Riding on top of a subway car is reckless, extremely dangerous and inconsiderate as it causes significant delays for other New Yorkers,” Pat Warren, MTA’s chief safety and security officer, said, according to WABC. “Seeking a thrill that promises heartache for family and friends is foolhardy; choose other avenues to have some fun, ones that demonstrate respect for those you care about.”
Authorities continue to investigate.
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