More Craziness: Three Separate People Run Over by Trains

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.

Another Suicide Jumper at 96th & Broadway

Dear Subway Blogger,

Last night around 11:30 a man jumped in front of the 23 uptown at 96th street.  I was in the first car and it was really awful.  The train conductor confirmed that it was a jumper; she said “he was facing the other direction; he just whirled around and jumped.”  It was such a horrible experience, and they let us off the train before the medics even arrived, and I did not stick around to see any more.

Well, I did find some details.  Read More »