Man's leg cut off by train after falling asleep on tracks

New York train illustration 
By: Mahesh Sarin 

The recent spike in deaths and injuries involving New York City subways is continuing after a man lost his leg after falling asleep on the tracks, according to hospital officials in New York City.

The man lost his leg Sunday morning, after being hit by a train while laying drunk on the tracks in Woodside, Queens.

The 26-year-old man from Elizabeth, New Jersey, appeared to be drunk when he decided to sleep under the platform at the 65th Street E, M and R train station in Woodside, Queens.

The man's leg ended up being run over and cut by an E train around 4:40 a.m., police said. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and was expected to survive the incident, police said.

Last week, several people were pushed onto the train tracks while several others fell onto the train tracks. Most of them suffered injuries or death.