Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What happens when there is a death on the subway?

I've noticed my hits are lighting up over a "death on 59th street." My earlier post discusses a different 59th street, in Manhattan.

But there were some tragic events in Brooklyn yesterday, at 59th St. and 4th avenue.

Here's a clipping from the NY DAILY NEWS.

Subway graffiti artist, 20, struck and killed by Manhattan-bound D train; spray paint found by body

Cans of spray paint were found near the body of a 20-year-old graffiti artist who was struck and killed by a subway in Brooklyn early Monday, police said.

The man, whose name wasn't immediately released, was hit by a Manhattan-bound D train at the 59th St. station. Transit officials said the motorman tried to stop the train just after 5 a.m., but couldn't bring it to a halt in time.

Police withheld the man's name pending notification of his family. He was found in a tunnel. It wasn't immediately clear if the man had already vandalized the interior of the tunnel or was about to tag it.

Service was stalled during the early part of the morning rush. Trains were diverted to the N line.


This is a sad story, as it is every time someone dies on the train.

What happens?
Do we know?
It turns out a friend was late dropping something off at my house due to this accident. The train took a long time to come, ultimately she was re-routed.
It was shocking and poignant to hear that it was as a result of a death.

Let me know if you guys have feedback, in the meantime, my heart goes out to this guy's family.

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