This story was in the news a day or two ago. I wasn’t going to write anything about it because the story was all over the main stream media. However, after thinking about it, I can’t help myself.
So in case you didn’t hear…
In a nutshell, a guy couldn’t fit into a packed train so he decided to try getting on through the doors on the end of the car. These are the doors on either end of the cars that allow you to walk between cars once you are on board.
Well, there are metal safety guards that keep you from being able to fall off between trains and to keep people from doing what this ass did.
Some trains have what look like garage door springs that serve as a guard. Others have metal interlocking gates. They are designed to be flexible for when the trains make turns, etc.
Well, this guy tried to climb over them to get on the train. Stupidest idea EVER.
He ended up pinned between the train and the platform after being dragged over 50 feet.
I’ve been looking at these spots now every time I get on a train. No matter how hard I try, I can’t come up with a situation where that looks like a remotely good idea.
So now what? Is the MTA going to have to put barbed wire up between the cars?
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