Maybe next time, take a cab?
Jeanie Colberg was on the 4 train with her young daughter on the way to the hospital yesterday when her water broke.
Luckily, a good samaritan was there to comfort her and calm her down a bit. At Union Square, EMS workers were there to handle the rest. She ended up giving birth to a 7 pound baby in the back of the ambulance.
She even gave the baby her middle name, Rochelle, after a transit worker that assisted her.
I don’t know for a fact that she was on the way to the hospital because she was in labor. If not, it’s a pretty freaky coincidence.
So let’s assume she was in labor, would you really take the 4 train? I’m personally gonna go with NO. It’s either 911, or take a cab. Even if you’re a bit light on the cab fare, I’m pretty sure they’d let you get away with it.
The natives are getting restless folks. In 3 separate incidents, people found themselves under subway trains.
SUWBAYblogger assumes that they were suicide attempts unless other information is available. Why? Isn’t that cold? Well maybe, but there’s good reason.
The media would report if someone were pushed onto the tracks. That would be a big story. If someone had a heart attack and fell accidentally, that would be reported too, but probably not as big.
Suicides, however, are very rarely reported (if ever) due to fear of the mentally unstable that my copy-cat the act. So when people end up on the tracks, and then you never hear anything about it, it was probably a suicide.
Anyway, there was one incident this morning around 3:45AM at the Beverly Rd Q train station in Brooklyn. Emergency workers arrived on the scene, but the person was already dead.
Then around 8:30AM, there was another jumper. This time it was on the uptown 4 train platform at Union Square. No word on that one, but going to assume there was a death there.
Then just a couple hours ago on the F line at Delancey Street, another person was “confirmed” to be pinned under a train. The patient was removed in an unknown condition.
So yeah, it’s getting pretty crazy. Next full moon, I’m just staying home.