WARNING: Riding outside of a moving subway car is extremely dangerous. There have been horrific incidents, going back years, of people dying or suffering life-altering injuries while doing so.
NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) -- Weeks after a teen boy was killed riding on top of a subway train in Manhattan, photos captured yet another person engaging in the extremely dangerous stunt atop a train in the Bronx.
The photos, taken Thursday, show the person walking precariously atop a 5 train on an elevated track by the Intervale Avenue station in Longwood. A drop from such a height could easily prove deadly.
The reckless act came less than a month after a 15-year-old boy was killed on the evening of Feb. 20 while riding atop a J train going over the Williamsburg Bridge.
The teen’s head struck part of the bridge as he rode the train car, police said. He was pronounced dead near the Delancey Street/Essex Street station on the Lower East Side.
In December, yet another 15-year-old boy was killed, also while riding atop a J train, near the Marcy Avenue station in Williamsburg.
“We cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to ride on the outside of trains,” NYC Transit President Richard Davey said after the boy’s death in February.
“Our hearts go out to loved ones at yet another tragic time. We implore other families to speak with their children on the real dangers of what can seem like a thrill but is too often deadly,” Davey said.
The MTA doesn’t keep data specifically for so-called "subway surfing," but it saw a 160% spike in 2022 from 2019 levels in incidents of people riding anywhere outside train cars. There was a spike in related videos posted to social media in the summer of 2022 before levels returned to 2019 levels in December.