An F train struck and killed a man lying on the tracks between the Fourth Avenue–Ninth Street and Seventh Avenue F and G stations, backing up train traffic, FDNY and transit officials said.
The Coney-Island-bound train hit the 28-year-old man at 9:15 am, and first responders pronounced him dead at the scene, fire officials said.
F train traffic was cut off between Church Avenue and Jay Street–MetroTech for about an hour on Monday morning, as was G traffic between Church Avenue and Bedford–Nostrand. Service was back to normal by 1:30 pm.
Comedian Jenny Slate, star of the movie “Obvious Child,” wrote on Twitter that she got stuck on a G train for two hours — and that the ordeal made her feel brand new in the end.
“After getting stuck underground for two hours on the G train I’m very happy to be free,” she wrote. “Amen. Holy s---.”
Later, upon being informed about the tragic cause of the delay, Slate took the messages down.
“Deleted my tweets about my G train delay today,” she wrote. “Very sad story.”
Police are withholding the man’s name pending family notification.
- with Jason Speakman