NYC Subway Rider Killed in Terrifying Accident Wasn't Trapped by His Pants: MTA
The Q train death of Brooklyn resident Marcus Bryant didn't happen because his pants got stuck in the door, the MTA says.
They're only saying that because they're afraid of straphangers learning the truth and refusing to wear pants
“The subway rider somehow got stuck between the train and platform as he deboarded at a Brooklyn station, the NYCT President said. He eventually fell to the tracks, where he was hit by a train going the opposite way.”
So he was stuck between the platform and the train he just exited. He survived the first train leaving even though he was was stuck between that train and the platform, only to be hit by a train heading in the opposite direction?
A 37-year-old subway rider died after being dragged by a train -- and then hit by another -- after he somehow got trapped between the platform and the Q he was deboarding in Brooklyn, officials said Thursday.
It's a scene that likely appears in many New Yorkers' nightmares but one that apparently didn't involve the victim's pants or another clothing item getting stuck in the subway doors as the NYPD initially described.
Speaking from the Midwood station Thursday, New York City Transit President Richard Davey said the doors had already closed when the rider, identified by police as Marcus Bryant of Ocean Avenue, somehow got stuck between the train and platform.
"This was not a door incident," Davey emphasized. He said there was one witness and MTA employees have been questioned and undergone drug and alcohol testing, as per agency protocol, following what happened. The investigation is ongoing.
Needs video at this point because I don’t get what happened, RIP to that man, horrible way to go
The Post actually has better details:
Bryant’s foot got wedged — and he was then dragged along the platform before being thrown onto the tracks as the train pulled out of the station, according to the NYPD.
He was not run over by that train but was hit by another several minutes later as it pulled into the station, police said.
I lost a backpack once to a subway when I was in college. The "straps" at the bottom of my bag got stuck, doors closed, I started moving forward, it didn't budge...I slipped out of that backpack so fucking fast...train took my backpack. Never recovered it. Don't even know what happened to it but I knew it wasn't taking me with it.
If only there was some kind of device that could… stay with me now because this will sound crazy… somehow capture or RECORD if you will… a series of rapidly-taken photographs to allow us to visually reexperience or replay what happened after the fact?
Some kind of moving picture recordkeeping device!
IF ONLY such a thing were so plentiful and inexpensive that everyone could even have one in their pocket one day. SURELY then we could easily place them in such simple fixed, powered locations as subway stations.
Alas such a mystical device that could remove the need for spotty witness testimony in highly trafficked public spaces may never be obtainable for the MTA or humanity at large… and if it did exist SURELY it would cost millions of not BILLIONS to implement.
I dont see any scenario, now that the story has changed, where the conductor does not carry some degree of blame. Its a tough situation, but this has to lead to an immediate termination
The original story sounded off. I think we would hear about this kind of thing way more often because New Yorkers are always sticking their hand/foot/bookbag/head etc in the doors to stop the train. And it works - the entire train waits.
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