Daily Mail A young man was killed after falling onto the subway tracks in New York City while attempting to defecate between train cars Tuesday afternoon. The fatality took place just outside the 125th Street station, which became the scene of another incident involving a man who ended up on the tracks just minutes earlier. According to New York Police Department spokesperson Paul Browne, a homeless man in his 50s was apparently struck and injured by an uptown No. 5 train, leaving him with a broken pelvis and deep lacerations to his buttocks and right leg. At around 4.10pm, the bloodied victim was seen scrambling onto the platform. According to police, the man was so drunk that he did not remember being on the tracks. He was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition, CBS2 reported. ‘They told us the brakes weren’t working, but we all knew it was something else,’ Angel Torres, 17, who spent 45 minutes stuck aboard a No 5 train, told the New York Post. Just 10 minutes later, at around 4.30pm, a 31-year-old man, who is believed to be from The Bronx, was riding aboard a northbound No 6 train on the other side of the platform when he decided to step between two cars to relieve himself. Browne said the unnamed victim lost his balance, tumbled onto the tracks and was run over by the same train he was on. Earlier reports claimed that the two men were involved in a fight, but police have since said that the incidents appeared to be unrelated. In the aftermath of the dramatic events at the 125th Street station, service on the 4, 5 and 6 lines was temporarily disrupted, but has since been restored. The latest subway tragedy comes just days after the Transport Workers Union Local 100 called on train operators to slow down when pulling into stations. Last month, two men were killed in the New York City underground after being pushed to their deaths by strangers.
That subway slowdown that was all over the news yesterday really seemed to work. The trains did not seem any slower to me yesterday, so if there was any speed decrease, it seemed negligible. That being said, no matter how slow a subway going, taking a shit between subway cars is a terrible idea. No matter how badly you need to take a dump, its going to get bumpy between cars and their are twists and turns in those tunnels, it would be impossible to focus. Next thing you know, you hit a bump on the tracks, your shit is all over you, and your pants are stuck between cars. You try to untangle your pants, but you slip on your own shit, and you are dead on the tracks. Not a pretty way to go, how do they break the news to your mom?