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Senior survives leap in front of R in Bay Ridge

A mentally ill woman jumped in front of an R train at 86th Street on March 14 and survived.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A emotionally disturbed senior citizen dove in front of an R Train in Bay Ridge on Friday — but miraculously emerged alive from underneath.

Authorities say that the 65-year-old woman with an unspecified disorder jumped onto the tracks in front of and oncoming train at the 86th Street station shortly after noon on March 14. Fire Department medics arrived on the scene shortly after 12:19 and found her with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. An FDNY ambulance transported her to Lutheran Medical Center.

Authorities could not describe the extent of her wounds, or say if the incident was a suicide attempt.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at twitter.com/WillBredderman.

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