New York City man breaks neck jumping turnstile, dies: report

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A man in Queens, New York, died Sunday after police say he tried to jump a turnstile and somehow hit his head on the floor, according to a report.

The New York Post reported that the incident occurred at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue station at about 6:45 a.m. A police official told the paper that the 28-year-old man was trying to evade the fare and broke his neck. 

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FILE: Tape is placed across a subway turnstile as workers close down the New York City subway system, the largest public transportation system in the nation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

He was found unconscious by officers and pronounced dead at the scene, according to NBC New York.

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FILE: Turnstiles stand empty of commuters at the Bowling Green subway station in the morning in New York.  Photographer: Sarah Blesener/Bloomberg via Getty Images

FILE: Turnstiles stand empty of commuters at the…

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