Train Hits Female Teen After Getting Phone That Fell On Tracks
A teenager died after her phone fell on the train tracks and she retrieved it. The teen got hit by a train before she was able to make it back to the platform.
Authorities identified the girl as Diana Kadribasic. The incident took place on Sunday at around 2 P.M., BBC News shared. An R train hit her at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station.
After she got hit, onlookers tried to save her as they pushed the train to try and release her from being trapped by the transportation. One of the commuters, Stephan Torpete, said, "People were trying to push the train, and everybody on the train moved to the side so we could push the weight of the train to the side. We thought the person was actually trapped in between the train." Topete added many people cried after the incident and some even threw up, Fox News reported.
Authorities still took her at the Elmhurst Hospital in the area but succumbed to her injuries. Police did not release other details about the teenager. Her family did not give out any statement regarding the incident.
A video that captured the aftermath of the incident showed a crowd of commuters waiting for news as fire trucks and ambulances reached the scene. It remained unclear if the child travelled alone or was with someone.
The New York City Transit released a statement regarding the incident. They urged customers to talk to the subway staff if they need help to retrieve an item dropped on the tracks. They noted people should not try to recover the item themselves. The New York City Transit also said passengers should remain behind the yellow strip to prevent accidents.
From the bird's eye view, the tracks seem to be close when one would attempt to get down. However, once they try to get back up, it would be difficult since there are no steps or any form of assistance to get back on the platform.