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An A train hit and killed a man who was standing on the tracks at Clinton-Washington Avenues station in Clinton Hill early Friday, according to authorities.

The Manhattan-bound train struck the man around 2:30 am as it was pulling up to the platform at the Clinton Avenue and Fulton Street stop, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they still don’t know the victim’s identity, but say he was a man between 40 and 50 years old.

They’re still investigating why the man was on the tracks.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
Pardon me. I'd like everyone to know that your own John Wasserman has declared himself as "safe" in this particular situation. I'm sorry for the delay, and good luck to the rest of you.
John Wasserman
Jan. 13, 2017, 1:30 pm
Huffington Pooter from Red Hook says:
A "man"? Are you just assuming his gender based on arbitrary assignment of genitals?
Jan. 13, 2017, 3:04 pm
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
The MTA better find a cost-effective way to prevent certain injury or possible death on people falling on the tracks. Motion alarm sensors perhaps?
Jan. 13, 2017, 5:04 pm
Jjm from C. Hill says:
If he was just standing on the tracks it sounds like he was ready to take himself out
Jan. 13, 2017, 6:18 pm
Frank from Furter says:
The MTA announced zero vision. All the trains will run at 25 mph. No one cares if you are late to work.
Jan. 14, 2017, 11:17 pm
Bryan from Brooklyn says:
Genius idea Pedro - so everytime a rat crawls on the tracks they can stop the trains! You can't stop people from doing what they want to do. Any new installation will be expensive and cause delays. Some of have places to go, we don't want to waste money on things that will slow down the trains.
Jan. 15, 2017, 12:43 pm
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
Meanwhile Bryan, the ghost of Charles Darwin will be crying at his own grave when Social Darwinism are taking over the lives of the mentally ill, especially in a public setting. This could make us emotionally regretful on all places.
Jan. 15, 2017, 4:04 pm
Jjm from C. Hill says:
I agree with bryan. There are laws & penalties for people who possess any illegal drugs, guns, etc. but they still do it anyway so what good will new safety measures for the subway will do?
Jan. 15, 2017, 4:55 pm
Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US says:
A good question Jjm. Although it will waste everybody's time by delaying the trains behind it because assuming there is a person would be unwillingly on the tracks through cost-effective means, keep in mind that every single transit agency in the world like the MTA has said that safety is always the number one priority over service. The moral of this situation for this case is: Life is much more expensive than collecting fares.
Jan. 15, 2017, 8:06 pm
Conchita Rodriguez says:
I like Pedro's idea! Everyone is in such a rush and this would make them slow down! Force them to stop!
You think you need to run to work, no the subway is not running!
We want more trains, no all the money went into installing this dumb system!
You need to pick up your kids, no some garbage tripped the motion detector!
If someone jumps on the tracks they will have to do it as the train is entering the station so it cannot stop in time!
And riding the subway will be so much more fun the automatic brakes (which don't exist) will jerk the train to a grinding halt at random. The trains don't just randomly stop enough!
Jan. 16, 2017, 9:38 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
The Brooklyn Paper used a photo of the G train Clinton Washington stop in an article about the C train Clinton Washington stop. Shame! Shame!
Jan. 16, 2017, 10:35 am
Smart person says:
Couldn't the trains just slow down as the first car first reaches the beginning of the platform, and then just proceed the remaining length of the platform at rolling speed? Trains could travel slightly faster when in between stations in order to make up the few seconds lost by doing this. Cost of implementing such a program would be exactly zero dollars. Shocking that NYCTA hasn't figured this out by now.
Jan. 29, 2017, 9:44 am

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