NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A student on his way to high school stumbled and fell before his head was struck by a downtown 5 Train just before 8 a.m. Friday morning.
Adrian Rodriguez, 18, may have been hurrying to catch the express train at the 14th Street-Union Square Station before being hit, sources said.
1010 WINS’ Al Jones speaks with straphangers at the station
The Bronx student was headed to his cooking classes at Marta Valle High School on the Lower East Side.
Al Jones of 1010 WINS explained that as the track curves around Union Square Station, a number of narrow spots are created on the platform. It was likely at one of those spots that Rodriguez fell.
“I’m mean it’s so close to the tracks, I mean it can happen. That’s insane,” one woman told Jones.
EMS officials said Rodriguez was knocked unconscious and is in extremely critical condition at Bellevue Hospital.