On the Tracks, and Out of Time

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(Photo by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times)

via the New York Times:

Around 10 p.m. on Dec. 6, I walked into the Bowling Green subway station, returning home from my company’s holiday party at a restaurant downtown, and saw several people crouched on the platform extending their hands out toward the tracks. I looked down to see a disoriented man in the center of the tracks.

I crouched down, too, and extended my hand. And I thought: “He is way too far from the platform… Why is he stumbling about and not getting closer? How long has he been down there?”

Read the rest of this harrowing account here