Two Subway Deaths in Manhattan and Brooklyn Last Night

This is always the worst kind of news to report for you: yesterday, within an hour of each other, two separate men died by being hit by subway cars. 

The first fatality came at around 12:15am; according to the Post, a man was killed immediately by a Manhattan-bound L train at the East 105th Street stop. As soon as police officials and ambulances arrived at the scene, the victim was declared dead upon impact. 

Then, less than an hour later, a homeless man laid down on the tracks at West 23rd Street and 8th Avenue and was hit by a southbound 2 train. Police are unsure whether or not the homeless man had done it on purpose but he was declared dead on the scene as well. 

And it turns out that Chelsea stop was also the site of yet another death just earlier that day: at around 4pm, a man was hit by a southbound E train at the exact same location, except police officials told the press on the scene that it was "looking like a suicide," unfortunately. Emergency paramedics and firefighters swarmed the station in broad daylight, leaving many bystanders confused and horrified.

Let's hope that these three deaths are just a terrible coincidence and not the beginning of a deadly trend.




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I think this would be more sensitively headlined with "Three Subway Deaths", since there are three. The fact that 2 happened within an hour of each other, is a minor coincidence, not worth relegating the third man to an also-ran. It's also not entirely clear, the headline says 2 men, the story says 3.


Things a REAL railroad Operation Lifesaver (OL) group would ask!!!1. Why are all OL directors handpuppets of the railroad or government only giving lip service safety messages?2. Why nothing is ever mentioned by OL that would cost the railroads a penny on the obviously missing safety equipment and track maintenance work?3. Where are the crossing safety signals for the trains going too fast with  no brakes or steering at 1,000s of crossings?4. Where are the track video monitors for the trains going too fast with  no brakes or steering to get the train stopped IN TIME?5. Why aren't railroads paying at least half for crossing signals because it's their trains going too fast with  no brakes or steering while paying the so-called RR directors millions a year.6. Why the crossing humps trapping big trucks aren't required to be removed?7. Why the crossing surfaces aren't wider where if a vehicle fish tails on slick road and is trapped at the edge of the crossing surface trap?8. Why the train cabs aren't required to be lit up like a Christmas tree with emergency vehicle light bars?  LOOK AND SEE!!9. Why the front of trains aren't required to have air bags or something to soften impacts?10. Why trains don't have better braking systems? OLIs message now shows train brakes obviously suck.11. Why there are no bidding invitations on the obviously overcharged crossing projects the tax-payers pay the railroads for. $10,000 just to get the equipment to the sight. TRUCKED IN.12. Why trains are allowed to run in the fog?13. Why the crossings aren't lit up so drivers can see the black rail cars across the tracks at night?14. Why railroads remove and steal signals we paid for on closed re-worked crossings?15. Why $$$millions$$$ of the rail safety budget we pay in is wasted on needless reworks at crossings preventing signals where needed?16. Why the railroad isn't required to de-ice crossings before they roll the trains?17. Why the railroad isn't required to raise their overpasses so big trucks can get under them? The railroad wants to double stack and our road overpasses are too low---no problem WE PAY MILLIONS.18. Why drug/alcohol tests aren't done on rail crews at crossing/pedestrian collisions?19. Why railroads are allowed to get off with the train black box , signal black box (if crossing signals are present), and cab video at crossing/pedestrian collisions?20. Why the fact is hidden that trains kill a few thousand people in 100 million train miles when regular drivers have like ONE death?21.Why Amtrak passengers aren't required to look at the despicable shape of the crossings before they board the trains?22.Why train horns aren't blown at private crossings till the last second freezing drivers?23.Why the railroads track lights can't be at a crossing?24 .Why railroads need track lights and civilians don't?WAITING FOR OLI/OLI.CA response.

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