ex-genius

Permalink
longeaux:

msfackitall:

theatlantic:

Who Let This Man Die on the Subway?

If there’s enough time to capture a dying man’s last moments before getting hit by an oncoming train that’s that worthy of a tabloid cover, couldn’t the photographer have lent a hand? 

[Image: New York Post]

This is giving me more heart ache than it should.

Yes it’s completely fucked up that this image is on the cover of the Post, but the photographer said he was repeatedly firing his flash in an attempt to alert the train engineer. That DOES seem like it would just confuse and blind the engineer, but maybe this guy never saw Rear Window. The whole story is heartbreaking and the fact that he turned around and sold the images is disgusting. But I’d like to imagine that in that moment the photographer was frantic on the platform like all other bystanders described and didn’t chill out and take a meter reading first.

Yeah fun fact, firing the camera flash to alert the engineer won’t do a damn thing. 
If someone is on the tracks and a train is barreling down, and for whatever reason you can’t actually help him up open a flashlight app on your phone and wave it side to side. 
I’m serious. That’s a damn near 200 year old railroad lantern signal that is still used by conductors and work crews and emergency personell. Especially if you can get a lot of people doing it, the engineer will stop sooner than he otherwise could. Subway’s emergency brakes stop the train in half the distance of the service break. 
Also, tell the guy to run down track away from the train while people signal the thing to stop. Help him up if you can do so. This guy didn’t have to die :-/

longeaux:

msfackitall:

theatlantic:

Who Let This Man Die on the Subway?

If there’s enough time to capture a dying man’s last moments before getting hit by an oncoming train that’s that worthy of a tabloid cover, couldn’t the photographer have lent a hand? 

[Image: New York Post]

This is giving me more heart ache than it should.

Yes it’s completely fucked up that this image is on the cover of the Post, but the photographer said he was repeatedly firing his flash in an attempt to alert the train engineer. That DOES seem like it would just confuse and blind the engineer, but maybe this guy never saw Rear Window. The whole story is heartbreaking and the fact that he turned around and sold the images is disgusting. But I’d like to imagine that in that moment the photographer was frantic on the platform like all other bystanders described and didn’t chill out and take a meter reading first.

Yeah fun fact, firing the camera flash to alert the engineer won’t do a damn thing. 

If someone is on the tracks and a train is barreling down, and for whatever reason you can’t actually help him up open a flashlight app on your phone and wave it side to side. 

I’m serious. That’s a damn near 200 year old railroad lantern signal that is still used by conductors and work crews and emergency personell. Especially if you can get a lot of people doing it, the engineer will stop sooner than he otherwise could. Subway’s emergency brakes stop the train in half the distance of the service break. 

Also, tell the guy to run down track away from the train while people signal the thing to stop. Help him up if you can do so. This guy didn’t have to die :-/



Posted on
  1. hifi-boombox reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    This picture on the cover of the New York Post (from 2012) is a real photo of a man from Queens before he was struck by...
  2. chanstok reblogged this from eatfireworks
  3. eatfireworks reblogged this from thomasthegreat
  4. thomasthegreat reblogged this from dcmetropeople
  5. imzo reblogged this from theatlantic
  6. occidoxy reblogged this from theatlantic
  7. nadjknowsnada reblogged this from theatlantic
  8. simplekokoro reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    That’s the same thing I was thinking…
  9. greensabbath reblogged this from spaghetta-bout-it
  10. thekidfrankieanddubies reblogged this from theatlantic
  11. pod313 reblogged this from theatlantic
  12. spaghetta-bout-it reblogged this from infamouzdoctor
  13. infamouzdoctor reblogged this from mistywinds32
  14. mistywinds32 reblogged this from theatlantic
  15. last-gang-in-town reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    ‘What a scoop!’ ‘HELP ME GODDAMN.’
  16. notsoshychey reblogged this from theatlantic
  17. thestoryofjames reblogged this from theatlantic
  18. theoriginaltyrone reblogged this from shortformblog
  19. forristt12 reblogged this from theatlantic
  20. beastlie reblogged this from shortformblog
  21. thewonderchef reblogged this from shortformblog
  22. necromanifesto reblogged this from theatlantic
  23. dimwen reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    When is NY Post not making news? They live for controversy; hate this paper.
  24. rihannuka reblogged this from thebluelip-blondie