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Just to add as this goes along, there's been more than one instance in the last year or so where someone fell on the tracks and was saved by someone who jumped down to help them. I saw somewhere that one of those rescuers was saying don't be mad at the photographer, shit happens quick, you don't know how you'd react until it happens, etc.

 

That being said, I still think the photographer is full of shit. I also don't think the paper should have run that flick given the circumstances under which it was received, unless they changed the headline to something more along the line of Cowardly Post Pussy Allows Death for Front Page Photo.

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Just to add as this goes along, there's been more than one instance in the last year or so where someone fell on the tracks and was saved by someone who jumped down to help them. I saw somewhere that one of those rescuers was saying don't be mad at the photographer, shit happens quick, you don't know how you'd react until it happens, etc.

 

That being said, I still think the photographer is full of shit. I also don't think the paper should have run that flick given the circumstances under which it was received, unless they changed the headline to something more along the line of Cowardly Post Pussy Allows Death for Front Page Photo.

this ill bet the guy didnt even yell anything when he saw him about to get hit.

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Are you proposing that train drivers aren't instructed to immediately perform an emergency braking procedure every time some spaz is running down the platform taking flash photos of the train?

 

If anything, the constant flash probably fucked his vision up and could have been the reason the driver didn't stop in time.

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I believe it was said somewhere that the conductor may have seen the flash but I don't know if that was confirmed. I've seen that Boston subway vid before and am amazed that the train was able to stop just short of flattening that chick. I haven't been to Boston in a long time,but in NYC those trains do seem to come in pretty fast and heavy as someone said. It's no stop on a dime action and I really don't think they're slowing up much until the end of the platform when they have to line the whole train up with markers over the platform as they stop.

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Dude gets thrown in front of train. Digital age captures it. Life goes on.

 

 

Edit. I watched faces of death when i was in the third grade. People have been documenting the moment of death ever since it was able to be documented. Im sure there are other more graphic photos that dude got. When they are released or hacked, then we may have a thread.

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That being said, I still think the photographer is full of shit. I also don't think the paper should have run that flick given the circumstances under which it was received, unless they changed the headline to something more along the line of Cowardly Post Pussy Allows Death for Front Page Photo.

 

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agree 100%, well maybe 98%. it doesn't bother me that they used the picture for the front page. i just think the title was too...direct. something like tragedy on the tracks or something along those lines would have worked just as well. and in all honesty this shit happens in ny all the time someone just got a picture this time.

 

 

tempted to find pic of guys head wedged between train and platform but don't want to see again.

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I believe it was said somewhere that the conductor may have seen the flash but I don't know if that was confirmed. I've seen that Boston subway vid before and am amazed that the train was able to stop just short of flattening that chick. I haven't been to Boston in a long time,but in NYC those trains do seem to come in pretty fast and heavy as someone said. It's no stop on a dime action and I really don't think they're slowing up much until the end of the platform when they have to line the whole train up with markers over the platform as they stop.

 

Why do you care so much about this guy dying?

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YOU GUYS ARE MISSING THE POINT. ITS NOT ABOUT THIS GUY DYING SPECIFICALLY, ITS ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPHER TAKING THIS PICTURE INSTEAD OF TRYING TO HELP THIS DUDE, AND THEN SAYING HE WAS ACTUALLY TRYING TO HELP THIS DUDE BY "SHOOTING HIS FLASH." I GET IT, YOURE A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER, AND THAT IS QUITE A PHOTO, BUT SACK THE FUCK UP AND CALL IT WHAT IT IS. ITS THE FUCKING NY POST PEOPLE, ITS A TABLOID PAPER. PEOPLE SUCK, THIS PHOTOGRAPHER IS NO EXCEPTION, NEITHER IS THE DUDE WHO GOT KILLED. HE SUCKED TOO. DID HE DESERVE TO DIE? NO. BUT WHO DOES? FUCK YOU GUYS, LOVE CUS

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I would like to think if my life was on the line I could get up and off the tracks. That being said lots of pictures are taken in crisis situations, so to say he is to blame means we gotta blame everybody who flicks ill shit. Now that being said, I don't think the picture should have been used without consent of the family of the dead dude. Imagine having that picture everywhere you look after your Pops, brother, uncle, yadayadayada is murdered...

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Just curious are not there gaps on the side underneath as well a in between the tracks and the train. I have heard of a dude who jumped ontop of a dude who fell to save his life.

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Maybe NYC could adopt to the breaking system the Boston's system run at. The way that Boston train stopped was ridiculous fast, it didn't even slow down till the conductor saw them old fools waving and made it just in time..

 

Also someone said there was flicks of dudes head crushed? I thought it just hit him, there were reports of trying to revive him, I figured you'd have to have a head for that to happen

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