A man broke his neck jumping the turnstiles of the NY subway.
The subject was identified as a young Latino named Christopher de la Cruz, 28, who died after his head hit the ground at the Forest Hills-71st station facilities.
A young Latino identified as Christopher de la Cruz, 28, died after breaking his neck while trying to jump the Queens, New York subway turnstiles. The subject arrived at the Forest Hills-71st station last Sunday, January 2.
According to the New York Post, the man tried to jump at the entrance to avoid paying the $ 2.75 per ride fee, but to no avail. Although he tried several times to get his feet through the metal tubes, he failed and lost balance. As a result, the subject fell head-on. His neck hit the floor, breaking immediately, and his feet were in the opposite direction.
In the surveillance video, broadcast by some local media and also through social networks, Cristopher de la Cruz appeared trying to jump the turnstile after entering the subway station and, after staggering with his massive backpack for a few seconds in a barrier, he decided to change turnstile and circumvent the passage until he was finally able to flip the turnstile without success.
In this way, he crashed on his head and broke his neck, making him immobile between the tourniquets, so his death was almost instantaneous.
According to some local media, the man was found by police officers in the turnstile area of the metro, who requested emergency medical attention. The moment of the accident was captured by the security cameras of the Forest Hills-71st station of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York. After the arrival of some elements of the police, the young man was declared dead in the place.
The tragic event occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 2. In addition to the police, medical services came to the scene almost immediately. Unfortunately, however, nothing could be done to save his life.
The videos disseminated through social networks shocked Internet users, and some questioned the integrity of what happened because no subway user appeared in the clip, other than Christopher de la Cruz.
"You have to pay the toll if you don't want to lose your soul," "Very sad, this is why we need a better infrastructure," and "After the first try, it is clear that something is wrong with him from the way he stumbles. Also, it's 6:45 in the morning on a Monday morning. Where is everybody? He cannot be the only one trying to get on the subway", were some of the comments that revolved around the video of the tragic accident.
Another event that occurred in the New York subway facilities recently became viral. This incident involved a young repeat offender, who was released without bail for two other recent stabbings, struck yesterday morning again, repeatedly stabbing a man in a central Times Square subway station and pushing him onto the tracks.
According to police sources, the 27-year-old convict got into a fight with a 52-year-old man around 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, December 22, on the platform of the N line, for unknown reasons. During the brawl, he stabbed the man twice in the back and once in the neck and then pushed him onto the tracks, police said.
The victim did not contact a train, and officers used a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. "They saved his life," a traffic officer told the New York Post.