NYC teen in critical condition after striking head while subway surfing in crime ridden Big Apple 

NYC ‘subway surfer’, 15 is rushed to hospital with severe head trauma after injuring himself while riding atop 7 train along elevated track: Grim video shows bloodied youngster being taken down from top of car

A 15-year-old is in critical condition after he was knocked unconscious when he struck his head while subway surfing in Queens. 

Police sources told the New York Post that the teen was found on top of a 7 train at the 111th Street station in Corona, Queens around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night and suffering from severe head trauma.

Graphic photos show the bloodied teen being hoisted down from the train by emergency workers and placing him on the platform while straphangers looked on in horror. 

A 15-year-old is in critical condition after he was knocked unconscious when he struck his head while subway surfing in Queens

The teen's friend rushes to his aid after he struck his head while subway surfing on Thursday

The teen’s friend rushes to his aid after he struck his head while subway surfing on Thursday

The teen was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, where he remains in critical condition. His identity has not been released. 

The 7 train was delayed in both directions but has since resumed normal service. 

The MTA released a statement following the incident.  

‘Riding on top of a subway car is reckless, extremely dangerous and inconsiderate as it causes significant delays for other New Yorkers,’ said Pat Warren, MTA Chief Safety and Security Officer. 

‘Seeking a thrill that promises heartache for family and friends is foolhardy; choose other avenues to have some fun, ones that demonstrate respect for those you care about.’

Thursday’s subway incident is just the latest in a spate of subway surfing stunts – the second in less than two weeks.  

Earlier this month, a group of at least eight people were caught on camera surfing subway cars while traversing Williamsburg Bridge in New York City amid a citywide increase in crime.

The shocking incident took place on a J-train on Friday as it was heading towards Marcy Avenue station in Brooklyn from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, according to the New York Post. 

A group of at least eight subway surfers were seen on the roof of a train on the J-line heading towards Brooklyn earlier this month

A group of at least eight subway surfers were seen on the roof of a train on the J-line heading towards Brooklyn earlier this month

Footage showed the group of subway surfers, mostly wearing black, sprinting in the same direction as the train, with some preferring to sit in between passengers cars.

One of the group’s members was seen break dancing on the train’s roof while another briefly ran in the opposition direction to the train.

 The NYPD said it has been informed of the incident and that the group of eight could face trespassing and reckless endangerment charges.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

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