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(EITB)   Off-duty officer saves fainting woman after she falls on tube track   (eitb.com) divider line 23
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2013-01-22 09:36:18 AM  
This is an outrage! Imagine what could have happened if he weren't there! I demand fainting couches at every station!
 
2013-01-22 09:51:42 AM  
I assume he then tazered her and gave her a ticket, then arrested the subway for illegally recording him?

/Fark cop thread.
//Am I doing it rite?
 
2013-01-22 10:15:47 AM  
As someone with hypotension, this is my personal nightmare. But I tend to stay far from the edges of things.
 
2013-01-22 10:27:05 AM  
Hero sex tonight!
 
2013-01-22 10:54:50 AM  
At a glance, I read that as "farting". No I haven't had my coffee yet.
 
2013-01-22 10:57:56 AM  
What's surprising is that about a dozen people just stood there looking at her.
 
2013-01-22 11:38:41 AM  

CruiserTwelve: What's surprising is that about a dozen people just stood there looking at her.


didn't someone trying to be a hero and rescue someone on the tracks gets killed by a train in New York recently?
 
2013-01-22 11:46:02 AM  
As someone who rarely takes the subway, I don't know how to identify which is the third rail. That's what would probably prevent me from jumping down there to help.
 
2013-01-22 12:07:51 PM  

CruiserTwelve: What's surprising is that about a dozen people just stood there looking at her.


To be perfectly honest, virtually all of them tried to stop the train, which did stop.

Second, if you are not physically capable of assisting for whatever reason (age, not in good shape, weak) do not put yourself in harm's way, you'll just make the problem worse.
 
2013-01-22 12:22:08 PM  
Of all the farked up "safety concerns" we have in USA, and may other parts of the world, I'm surprised subway platforms are still ledges next to deep, electrified pits with fast moving trains at all times, and the public is allowed to stand right next to them.
 
2013-01-22 12:27:16 PM  
Then she sues him for pain and suffering, as she was trying to kill herself, and when he picked her up, he caused her moar pain and suffering, and her kitty died..and...and...

/ya.i can see that happening
 
2013-01-22 01:07:32 PM  

SlothB77: didn't someone trying to be a hero and rescue someone on the tracks gets killed by a train in New York recently?


Doesn't part of heroism include risk-taking? Incidentally, why is this tagged "scary" instead of "hero?"
 
2013-01-22 01:34:32 PM  

Wise_Guy: As someone who rarely takes the subway, I don't know how to identify which is the third rail. That's what would probably prevent me from jumping down there to help.


it has a hood over it. the other two look like standard train tracks.
 
2013-01-22 03:05:10 PM  
How did he avoid touching the third rail? Looks like he dragged her right over it.
 
2013-01-22 05:34:42 PM  
WTF is a "tube track"?
 
2013-01-22 06:47:09 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Wise_Guy: As someone who rarely takes the subway, I don't know how to identify which is the third rail. That's what would probably prevent me from jumping down there to help.

it has a hood over it. the other two look like standard train tracks.


Not true everywhere, though. Boston's rails have no hoods:
upload.wikimedia.org

The primary factor is whether they're older top-contact types or newer side- or bottom-contact, which can be hooded.
 
2013-01-22 08:41:21 PM  

Flint Ironstag: I assume he then tazered her and gave her a ticket, then arrested the subway for illegally recording him?

/Fark cop thread.
//Am I doing it rite?


You neglected that all cops are corrupt liars, on a power trip, sociopaths, and they ruined my stash, man.
 
2013-01-22 08:54:04 PM  
The most remarkable thing about this, imo, is that he was way down the track from her, but he jumped down onto th tracks right where he was (nearest to the oncoming train) and ran down the tracks rather than run down the platform and then jump down (assuming there is still time). That's commitment to a cause.
 
2013-01-22 09:05:12 PM  
I've had women faint just looking at my tube track.
 
2013-01-22 10:54:08 PM  
There is nothing funnier than somone just straight up passing out. THe way their body just lumps over is just great. Gets me every time.
 
2013-01-22 11:30:29 PM  

chopit: How did he avoid touching the third rail? Looks like he dragged her right over it.


i was wondering the same
 
2013-01-23 01:41:05 AM  

CruiserTwelve: SlothB77: didn't someone trying to be a hero and rescue someone on the tracks gets killed by a train in New York recently?

Doesn't part of heroism include risk-taking? Incidentally, why is this tagged "scary" instead of "hero?"


My favorite story in that regard is still the dude in New York who jumped on the track and covered the other person with his own body while the train passed overhead.
 
2013-01-23 09:33:48 AM  
halfof33:

Second, if you are not physically capable of assisting for whatever reason (age, not in good shape, weak) do not put yourself in harm's way, you'll just make the problem worse.

This. Don't create a second victim.
 
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