Time and time again fiction shows that the New York subway is far from one of the safest places in the world, as it appears in features such as ‘Operation France’, ‘Warriors’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘The Ghost’ and even ‘Prince in New York’ But in the real world, a video shows how horror is present in the fatal fall of a man trying to jump the gates of a station in Queens.
New York Police said Christopher de la Cruz, 28, was pronounced dead after the accident at Forest Hills-71 Street Avenue train station in Queens at around 6:45 a.m. Sunday. The station’s security camera video shows the man trying to jump over the turnstile after entering the subway station – but at first he falls and appears to have dropped his cell phone.
De la Cruz, wearing a backpack, stumbles back briefly before trying several times to jump over another revolving door. On the last attempt, the boy can be seen getting up – but losing his balance and falling over the barrier. The police report at that moment revealed that Christopher fell on his head and broke his neck.
The video, cut because of the shocking content, stops before the man falls to the ground, motionless, between the turnstiles. Police said de la Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene. He was allegedly trying to avoid paying $2.75 for a ticket (about 15 reais) when he performed the fatal maneuver.
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