A 37-year-old subway rider died after one way or the other getting trapped between the platform and the Q he was deboarding in Brooklyn, officers stated Thursday.
It is a scene that doubtless seems in lots of New Yorkers’ nightmares however one which apparently did not contain the sufferer’s pants or one other clothes merchandise getting caught within the subway doorways because the NYPD initially described.
Talking from the Midwood station Thursday, New York Metropolis Transit President Richard Davey stated the doorways had already closed when the rider, recognized by police as Marcus Bryant of Ocean Avenue, one way or the other acquired caught between the practice and platform.
“This was not a door incident,” Davey emphasised. He stated there was one witness and MTA workers have been questioned and undergone drug and alcohol testing, as per company protocol, following what occurred. The investigation is ongoing.
“We’ve made no determination about their fault, but they are out of service pending investigation,” Davey stated.
Bryant was getting off a northbound Q practice at Brooklyn’s Avenue M cease at East sixteenth Avenue shortly earlier than midnight when he acquired trapped — it is nonetheless not clear how — and ended up on the tracks. He was then hit by a northbound Q practice that got here rolling into the station shortly after.
Energy was shut off within the space so authorities might pull him off the tracks, and he was delivered to a hospital in vital situation. He later died. Bryant would have turned 38 years outdated simply earlier than Independence Day.
The MTA could not say for sure whether or not it was the affect from the primary practice or the second that killed him. The transit company added that there have been working cameras on the platform.
“We will take the facts to wherever they lead us and address any issues that we find,” stated Davey.
He added that after the investigation wraps up, he’s anticipating a full report and briefing to search out out what precisely went fallacious — and if any platform adjustments have to be made to stop related accidents from occurring once more.
Service was restored within the space earlier than 1 a.m. No different particulars have been out there.