A man has died after he broke his neck in a freak accident while trying to jump the turnstiles at a subway station.
According to the New Yoke Post, Christopher De La Cruz, 28, tragically passed away in the early hours of Sunday, Jan 2, after he tried to jump over the ticket barrier at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue train station in Queens, New York.
It was gathered that Security footage shows the 28-year-old trying to jump over a turnstile after he entered the station, but he initially falls and appears to drop his phone in the process.
De La Cruz, who was wearing a rucksack, then stumbles back briefly before regaining his composure and trying to hop over another turnstile three times.
On the final attempt, De La Cruz can be seen hoisting himself up, but loses his balance and flips over the barrier, before coming crashing down onto his head and breaking his neck.
The disturbing footage showed the tragic victim lying motionless between the turnstiles immediately afterwards.
Emergency services arrived swiftly on the scene, but were unable to save De La Cruz, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, he was “attempting to evade the fare” when the horror unfolded.