Lollipop165: 'd be too terrified to touch the 3rd rail to walk over to those "safety" areas. And not too many of the platforms even have those.And by the way, I've asked a few people to guess which rail the "third rail" was and most of the time they had it wrong (it's hard to pick out if you don't know what you are looking for)
BigNumber12: saturn badger: jshine: From what I've seen (though not in NYC), subway platforms usually overhang a lot and have the 3rd-rail moved to the opposite side specifically so that if someone falls onto the tracks, he/she can roll under the platform and have enough clearance to avoid being hit by the train. If the guy had rolled under the platform rather than trying to crawl out right away, he might have lived -- though maybe not, I don't know how those platforms are designed.BART has those and it looks like enough room to avoid the train. I assumed they were put there just for that purpose.Yep, it's posted here and there on the line that those are "Areas of Refuge."
Terrible Old Man: Ugh. I don't blame people for not helping the guy since the attacker was right there and they too, could be pushed (or stabbed or whatever), but really? What kind of soulless, disgusting, waste of oxygen do you have to be to take/publish pictures for your own self-gain of a man's death? They honestly should make a charge for such things, some sort of manslaughter for profiteering.
gweilo8888: walkerhound: Also, someone needs to look up the word "freelance."And somebody else needs to look up whether freelance photographers are remunerated, or simply hand out their work from the goodness of their tiny, perfect little hearts.
Otto_E_Rodika: [skateparkoftampa.com image 349x450]So is this no longer funny? Because I seem to remember quite a few giggles on Fark when this happened. And the guy taking the photos had to know that landing on hard stone from fifty feet in the air wearing only Spandex and a Toys-R-Us bike helmet was probably not going to end well./it didn't
walkerhound: Sorry if it's been asked already, but of the dozens of people standing around waiting for the train, why didn't anyone bother trying to help the guy off the tracks?/oh right, this is NY - they probably just expected the government to help.
mentula: yup, just like this guy:Linkand this guy:Link
RexTalionis... There's been a rash of anti-Asian violence in the last 4 years. A few years ago, there was a rash of incidents involving kids who were beating up elderly Asian people in NYC. I think there was an NYT article on it....... This is one of the NYT articles, although not the one I was thinking of - this one is about Attacks on Asians in San Francisco....
TommyymmoT: oakleym82: TommyymmoT: ...Amtrak trains do not have diesel locomotives in the NE corridor, nor to they have shoes/paddles. They are powered by overhead catenary to which the train connects with the pantograph.Admittedly I don't have any better advice that lay down between the rails, lay under the platform, or run your ass off.=========HUH?[saveamtrak.com image 642x390]Albany (Rennselaer) station, New York.I take take that train quite a bit.By "NE corridor", I assume you aren't including NYC, because there are no overhead power lines, and all trains operating in and out of NYC, are re ...
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