13-year-old killed and another teenager seriously injured in separate New York subway surfing stunts gone wrong: cops


A 13-year-old boy was killed and an older teenager was seriously injured in separate surfing accidents in the Bronx subway early Friday – the latest victims of a troubling trend, according to police and sources.

The younger teen fell off a northbound Route 6 train between the Westchester Square and Middletown Road stations in Pelham just before 9 a.m., cops and sources said.

He was found unconscious and unconscious in the street under the elevated tracks.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hours earlier, a 15-year-old boy was seriously injured while riding another northbound 6 train at the Morris Ave.-Soundview station in Soundview, according to police.

A 13-year-old boy was killed near Middletown Road station in Pelham Bay. Google Maps
In March in the Bronx, a man surfs the subway on the 5 train. Getty Images

According to the police, the 15-year-old was taken to Jacobi Hospital in critical condition.

Both incidents occurred just days after a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured while surfing on a subway in Queens.

Police said the reckless teenager was riding on the roof of a southbound No. 7 train on Sunday when he hit his head on a beam as the train pulled into the 111th Street station just before 4:30 p.m.

Police said the boy was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

Subway surfing has become a dangerous trend for thrill-seeking teenagers who film themselves and post videos on social media.

MTA statistics show that in the first six months of 2023, 450 people were reported riding outside, including on, trains, a marked increase from the 262 reported during the same period in 2019.

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