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In two short minutes this video personifies the term ďfirst world problemsĒ. As much as Iíd like to judge, Iím from a first world and I ainít trying to get stuck with a rat on a train! I say that mostly because rats have diseases and stuff, not because Iím scared or anything.
Given how frequently they run, people typically wait at a specific subway stop for the next arrival rather than frantically running to the next stop in order to catch a train they just missed, but apparently in France, if someone is determined enough and athletic enough, either choice works. At least thatís what this crazy French guy proved when he slapped on a helmet camera, got off the subway, made his way above ground, sprinted several blocks, ran back into the subway and boarded the exact same train at the next stop just before the doors closed.
As disturbing as it was to learn that a man was pushed onto the subway tracks in New York City earlier this week, it was also disturbing to see the image of the victim standing on the tracks just before he was hit by the oncoming train. A freelance photographer who happened to be on the scene at the time and snapped the photo, which was then run on the cover of yesterday's issue of the New York Post behind the word "DOOMED." That photographer spoke with Matt Lauer about the incident and the photo on the Today show.
Falling or being pushed onto a subway platform is probably among the bigger fears of any New Yorker who uses public transportation (which is a lot of them). In the case of a 58-year-old man, that nightmare became a reality, which was captured, in part, on camera. A subway surveillance camera caught an altercation between the assailant and the victim, and a photographer on the scene captured an image of the man standing on the tracks just before the train hit him.