Monday, January 28, 2013

After Man Jumps in Front of R Train in Park Slope, Stringer Calls Again for Investigation

Photo: MShades
After a man threw himself in front of the R train at the station on Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope on Sunday, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer again called for an investigation.

"This is a troubling and dangerous trend with serious implications for the millions of commuters who ride the subway each day," he said in a release Sunday. "With six fatalities so far in 2013, New York is on pace to reach nearly 100 deaths this year. I renew my call for an investigation by the MTA inspector general to determine why accidents are on the rise and what can be done to make our subway system safer."

More here.

Recent subway fatalities:

* On December 3, Ki-Suck Han was pushed onto the tracks and killed at the 49th Street/7th Avenue subway station.

* On December 27, Sunando Sen was pushed onto the tracks and killed at the 40th St-Lowery stop on the No. 7 Line.

* On January 1, a young woman walked onto the tracks and was killed by an uptown 2 train near Penn Station.

* On January 16, a 31-year-old man relieving himself between cars on the uptown 6 train was killed when he fell onto the tracks and was struck by the train he was riding.

* On January 19, three deaths occurred:
     - Brian O'Mara was found dead at 8:25 a.m. on the Brooklyn-bound L train tracks at the Third Avenue station.
     - A train operator discovered a body in the subway tunnel about 60 feet from the platform on the southbound track of the Nostrand Avenue A train station in Brooklyn.
     - A man on the tracks was struck by a Manhattan-bound train as he tried to climb onto the platform at the Sixth Avenue L train station.

* On January 22, an individual committed suicide on the uptown 2/3 tracks at Times Square.

* On January 28, a man threw himself in front of the R train in Park Slope.

Photo: MShades

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Anonymous said...

How many people have died due to automobiles in the same period? Will there be an investigation?

Chicken Underwear said...