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Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013

Person struck and killed by a northbound 2 train while crossing the tracks.

Gothamist

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 26 21:36:13 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

"Stupid is as stupid does!" F. Gump 1994

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Railman718 on Tue Mar 26 21:42:06 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 26 21:36:13 2013.

I know the TO its pretty effed up stupid actions cost this kid his life.

I feel bad for the parents and family and all those involved..

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Wakefield-241st Street on Tue Mar 26 22:13:44 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

DUH!

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Railman718 on Tue Mar 26 22:23:30 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

Young man lost his life on his birthday...

His friends out to have goodtime.

A couple drinks,for whatever reason decided to run across the tracks.

He did not make it ....body parts on both tracks.

Now one question..

Where the EFF was his "friends?"

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by seabeachexpress on Tue Mar 26 22:31:21 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Railman718 on Tue Mar 26 22:23:30 2013.

could not pick a worse place to do that. that 1904 construction has zero clearance between the tracks and the pillars. I have never heard of this happening. maybe since he came from LI he did cross the LIRR tracks a few times and thought he could get away with it. at least he didn't feel it.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by AMoreira81 on Tue Mar 26 22:46:21 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

Remember folks---he was struck by a train on the express tracks (which means he had already crossed over a local track). I commented in that Gothamist post in absolute disbelief...this guy has gotten a Darwin Award.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by jimmymc25 on Tue Mar 26 22:49:39 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Railman718 on Tue Mar 26 21:42:06 2013.

Exactly.


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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 22:55:59 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Railman718 on Tue Mar 26 22:23:30 2013.

Where the EFF was his "friends?"

According to NBC4, they were in the process of crossing along with the victim.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 26 22:56:03 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by AMoreira81 on Tue Mar 26 22:46:21 2013.

No, he has not. He is disqualified by virtue of being killed by a train.

Why aren't people aware of this?

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by The silence on Tue Mar 26 23:14:11 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Mar 26 22:56:03 2013.

Because the Darwin people have broken that rule a few times themselves..?

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 26 23:39:12 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by The silence on Tue Mar 26 23:14:11 2013.

According to Darwin creator Wendy Northcutt, those killed or rendered unable to reproduce by trains only qualify for awards when their stupidity only marginally involves the actual train. This poor kid does NOT qualify.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by The silence on Wed Mar 27 00:50:11 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 26 23:39:12 2013.

Well, spider pig asked why people were unaware of the train rule, I was simply pointing out there were several train based incidents in their files, which people would see, read, and assume getting hit by a train counts.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by monorail on Wed Mar 27 00:57:28 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

18?
guess it wasn't Olog....
drat.....

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Gold_12th on Wed Mar 27 01:21:50 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

abc-7:


pix-11:


CBS-2: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8712517

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Wallyhorse on Wed Mar 27 03:27:53 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 22:55:59 2013.

Some people simply will never get it:

YOU NEVER cross live subway tracks like that, EVER unless it's LITERALLY a matter of life and death or under the directions of safety personnel who are doing it for a very specific reason.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Railman718 on Wed Mar 27 08:24:07 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

Just turned 18...

Out with friends looks like the Booze did the talking instead of common sense..

Now the ones who made it across the tracks in that game of "chicken" they was playing got to live the rest of their lives with that stupid action in those brains of theirs.

So many people are affected by this.

BTW im hearing his dad is a Nassau county Police Officer...

Feel for all those involved but the kid?

Just another unfortunate Stat..




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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by BLE-NIMX on Wed Mar 27 10:24:32 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Train Dude on Tue Mar 26 21:36:13 2013.

Really. If you were crossing from the Northbound 1 across to the southbound, he had to HEAR that 45-50 coming unless they found Beat phones.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed Mar 27 11:29:23 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by JayZeeBMT on Tue Mar 26 23:39:12 2013.

One can use the term "Darwin Award" gererically without actually going for the actual award.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Jeff Rosen on Wed Mar 27 11:30:09 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Wallyhorse on Wed Mar 27 03:27:53 2013.

Methinks you be preaching to the choir here.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Grand concourse on Wed Mar 27 12:04:37 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by BLE-NIMX on Wed Mar 27 10:24:32 2013.

If the guy was drunk, then maybe it didn't register as danger to him?

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Mar 27 12:46:04 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

The one who made it should be sterilized.

Millenials are becoming America's Dumbest Generation.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 13:07:25 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Railman718 on Tue Mar 26 21:42:06 2013.

Unfortunately, their lawyers are probably drawing up the lawsuit against the MTA paperwork as we speak...

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by bx36ltd on Wed Mar 27 13:27:07 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 13:07:25 2013.

for wat that was his fault for using poor judgement .its sad that this happend but had they took a 1train to 96st and transfer to a dwn twn train none of this would have happened.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Mar 27 13:29:18 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 13:07:25 2013.

For being struck by a train running on an inside track? Good luck with that one...

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Wed Mar 27 13:50:21 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by bx36ltd on Wed Mar 27 13:27:07 2013.

I'm not familiar with that station. Is there a mezzanine there or do misguided travellers have to go to the street & pay another fare to get back to their train (ala Vernon-Jackson, say)?

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 14:09:01 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by JayZeeBMT on Wed Mar 27 13:29:18 2013.

I guess you guys are not familiar with all the lawsuits that have been filed against various transit agencies when trespassers are killed by their own stupidity. Years ago a moron was electricuted when he climbed on top of an NJ Transit coach at Princeton Junction. Unfortunately, he lived, but he sued NJ Transit and won. A few years back, some 12 or 13 year old kids were trespassing on LIRR territory near Forest Hills, spray painting graffitti on the walls or something, and one was killed by a train. Their family sued the LIRR, not sure of the outcome.

Keep in mind that nowadays, people will sue for ANY reason, and will find a lawyer who will find ANYTHING to turn the table against the transit agency involved...

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Mar 27 14:42:53 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Wed Mar 27 13:50:21 2013.

No Mezzanine. Up to the street, pay again.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by R36 #9346 on Wed Mar 27 14:56:29 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Mar 27 14:42:53 2013.

And had they went up to 96th Street instead of crossing the tracks at 79th, we wouldn't be talking about this.

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Posted by Grand concourse on Wed Mar 27 15:10:43 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 14:09:01 2013.

This is why frivolous lawsuits needs to be thrown out. Stupidity should not be rewarded.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by J Trainloco on Wed Mar 27 16:15:54 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 14:09:01 2013.

NYCT has a serious problem with this.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Grand concourse on Wed Mar 27 16:31:23 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by J Trainloco on Wed Mar 27 16:15:54 2013.

Geez only 65% in wins? Maybe time to just hire those professional legal firms and fire their own lawyers.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by South FERRY on Wed Mar 27 16:51:18 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by BLE-NIMX on Wed Mar 27 10:24:32 2013.


+9!!

One eyewitness reportedly said "He got fried, then got hit..".


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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Train Dude on Wed Mar 27 16:59:43 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by BLE-NIMX on Wed Mar 27 10:24:32 2013.

Track Safety Rule #3
You can only hear 1 train at a a time.

We all know what Rules 1 & 2 are, right.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by MATHA531 on Wed Mar 27 18:29:01 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

What some people will do o save $2.50.....

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by 5119 on Wed Mar 27 19:05:34 2013, in response to Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by R36 #9346 on Tue Mar 26 21:27:36 2013.

I read that passengers used to cross the tracks back in 1904.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Mar 27 19:20:30 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Train Dude on Wed Mar 27 16:59:43 2013.

But they only apply to raids.

(someone will get this)

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Wed Mar 27 19:23:25 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Mar 27 19:20:30 2013.

Yep ... but still wrong. :)

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Posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Wed Mar 27 19:48:06 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Broadway Lion on Wed Mar 27 14:42:53 2013.

AHA! lawyer loophole evident. Inferior/ antiquanted station design (no mezzanine) enticed the deceised to cross tracks to save paying another exorbatant fare. You watch, when the family sues, the'll go with that. Good luck!!

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 22:22:45 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Grand concourse on Wed Mar 27 15:10:43 2013.

Somehow, the judges don't think these type of cases are frivolous.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 22:34:25 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by J Trainloco on Wed Mar 27 16:15:54 2013.

Yup, you don't have to tell me that...

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by jabrams on Wed Mar 27 23:45:57 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by seabeachexpress on Tue Mar 26 22:31:21 2013.

Is there a crossover/under at 79th to go between North and Southbound platforms. The news reporters implied they would have to go up to the street and enter on the other side. that implies another fare, could be one reason why they attempted the shortcut. 66th, and 72nd have crossovers/unders.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by jabrams on Wed Mar 27 23:47:35 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by AMoreira81 on Tue Mar 26 22:46:21 2013.

Once before there was a transpasser hit by an express train in a 4 track section.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Train Dude on Thu Mar 28 00:13:04 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by jabrams on Wed Mar 27 23:47:35 2013.

Hardly just once. There was one at Shepherd Ave not long ago where a northbound A did the dead after leaving Euclid Ave

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by Nilet on Thu Mar 28 00:13:51 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by jabrams on Wed Mar 27 23:45:57 2013.

96th has a crossover and a southbound express.

We don't know whether these people are suing, but if they did it would be a fairly clear-cut case of they have to pay the MTA's legal fees.

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by chud1 on Thu Mar 28 04:43:08 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Chris R16/R2730 on Wed Mar 27 19:20:30 2013.

World War 2 in England. people slept in da tube when germany bombed London.
chud1

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by bx36ltd on Thu Mar 28 06:11:52 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Fisk Ave Jim on Wed Mar 27 13:50:21 2013.

na theres not but thats wen u take the one dwn to 96 and there u cant transfer to a downtown train

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by N6 Limited on Thu Mar 28 18:25:45 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by 5301 Fishbowl on Wed Mar 27 22:22:45 2013.

They probably do, but Judges get bored sometimes with the same ole cases

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Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway

Posted by N6 Limited on Thu Mar 28 18:59:16 2013, in response to Re: Gruesome train accident at 79th/Broadway, posted by Gold_12th on Wed Mar 27 01:21:50 2013.

Crossing a 4 track subway line during rush hour? Not a good idea

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