Truck fire in LIC followed by man falling on tracks delays No. 7 line

By Bill Parry

Two separate incidents caused a service suspension on the No. 7 subway line between Court Square and the 61st Street/Woodside station for nearly 25 minutes Thursday morning, according to the MTA.

Just after 11 a.m. a truck fire broke out in Long Island City near the 33rd Street/Rawson station, causing the initial suspension. The fire was quickly extinguished and there were no injuries, according to the FDNY.

Service resumed but was halted moments later after a man fell onto the tracks in Sunnyside at the 40th Street/Rawson station. The unidentified man was helped back onto the platform by fellow passenger and he was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, the FDNY said.

The man was conscious but his condition and injuries were not known, an FDNY spokesman said.

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