A man reportedly died after he was dragged onto the subway tracks and hit by another train in Manhattan, New York on Monday, Oct. 24.

The victim, a 20-year-old man from New Jersey, was reportedly running to catch a southbound No. 1 train at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station just before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24 when his clothes or a backpack became stuck in the train doors. When the train started moving, the man was dragged along and was then hit by an oncoming train, People reported.

The man suffered grievous injuries in the accident and died of his injuries. The man's identity has not been revealed. Following the accident, the southbound No. 1, 2, and 3 trains experienced extensive delays in both directions while emergency teams responded to the incident.

"While the investigation is in its earliest stages, it appears this was a terrible accident that did not involve criminal activity," New York City Transit President Richard Davey said in the statement. "A person on the tracks was hit by a train and our thoughts are with his family, the train operator, and riders who witnessed this tragedy."

Davey added that his agency will get to the cause of the accident and that there is no higher priority than the passengers' safety, CBS News reported.

"It's every New Yorker's worst nightmare that rides the subway," a pedestrian said about the incident. "You're so close to the trains. The platforms are crowded. It just takes one misstep."

The tragic death comes just days after a man suffered a broken collar bone after he was shoved in front of a New York City subway train on Friday, Oct. 21.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a man was sentenced to eight years in prison for pushing a woman in front of an oncoming subway train at Union Square, New York, as previously reported.

The accused, 26-year-old Aditya Vemulapati, reportedly ran up behind a 40-year-old victim, Liliana Sagbaicela, a woman he did not know, and randomly pushed her in front of the oncoming train to kill her at the Union Square subway station on Nov. 19, 2020.

Even though several train cars passed over her, she survived the incident with minor injuries and no broken bones. However, she needed eight stitches on her head after the attack.

Vemulapati was arrested moments after the incident. He was sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, to eight years in jail followed by five years of supervised release.

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