June 2, 2013

"Bronx deejay Francisco Diego Jr., otherwise known as Tech Trackz, dropped his iPhone on the subway tracks early Saturday..."

"... and leaped down to grab it, but was shocked by the third rail and then struck by the No. 2 train at Wakefield-241st St. station."
“He’s not the type to jump into the subway to get it,” said friend Kevin Atterbury, 16. “He would just go get a new one. That’s why this is so shocking.”

But family members said Diego had ventured onto the tracks in the past.

“He’s done it before, which is why he tried to do it again,” said Diego’s sister Nandy, 19. “But this time it wasn’t successful. I feel like my heart has been ripped out.”

34 comments:

Chef Mojo said...

Dumbass.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

And . . . ?

victoria said...

Stupid.


Vicki from Pasadena

Palladian said...

An alarming number of people (around 50 a year) are killed by subway trains in New York City. You'd think people would learn.

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

Why does this deserve a post?

If it was a young Jonas Salk, well maybe.

I'm sorry for his family, but us ordinary (I guess) folks have shocks like this all the time, to no notoriety whatsoever.

“He’s not the type to jump into the subway to get it,” said friend Kevin Atterbury, 16. “He would just go get a new one. That’s why this is so shocking.”

OK, so maybe some racist Tea Party person pushed him?

edutcher said...

Sometimes, the best thing to do is wave bye-bye and take the loss.

Palladian said...

An alarming number of people (around 50 a year) are killed by subway trains in New York City. You'd think people would learn.

Yes, but they don't move out, do they?

ricpic said...

Darwin strikes again.

Rabel said...

whoresbait?

cubanbob said...

IPhone and IPad contracts should include an accidental death and dismemberment policy. Ya never know in NYC when you might need the coverage.

cubanbob said...

Or maybe someone should star him in a posthumous CGI PSA on what Not To Do on the NYC subway.

SteveR said...

Obviously they need a little wrist band deal to keep it from falling. Too nerdy and uncool.

fivewheels said...

Wow, the lack of sympathy here is kind of surprising ... but not wrong. If you knew he'd done it before, maybe you should have emphasized to him how frickin' stupid that was.

Or are we supposed to be amused that his name was "Trackz"? Doesn't quite seem like the prof's style.

Phil 3:14 said...

"Which is why its so shocking?"

gspencer said...

Today's Darwin Award winner !

lemondog said...

An alarming number of people (around 50 a year) are killed by subway trains in New York City. You'd think people would learn.

Need Mayor Bloomberg to the rescue.......surely there is something that he can ban......

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

I'm surprised you didn't use your 'stupid' tag.

gadfly said...

A 2013 Darwin Awards candidate! The May nominee has not yet been named.

Astro said...

He touched the third rail and ironically will never collect social security.

I wonder if he had the song 'Karma's a bitch' on his iphone. That would be doubly ironic.

Drew W said...

In the precomputerized early 80s, and counterintuitive as it may seem, I found it easy to work on magazine pieces with a pen and paper while riding the subway –maybe sensory overload led to greater concentration, I don’t know. Waiting for the downtown No 1 train to arrive, I distractedly juggled my pen, then dropped it onto the subway tracks. Since this little gaffe had made my whole underground writing excursion pointless, and had already cost me maybe 65 cents, I hopped down onto the tracks and retrieved the pen. Some people saw what I was doing and recoiled a bit, but it was a fairly empty platform. Of course, at that station - 110th and Broadway, where I used to see Gail Collins waiting for her train in the morning -- the local geography gave you a long look up the tunnel, so you could see oncoming trains for a long way off. I felt pretty safe doing it. And in a station where it was similarly easy to tell if a train was coming, I’d probably do it again, whether for a Bic pen or an iPhone.

But if you read the story, you realize that the guy did not do what I did – jump onto a track, thinking there was no train coming (correctly in my case, incorrectly in his). He hopped between cars of a stopped train at 241st St. in the Bronx, which if you’ve ever read the front of a No. 2 train, you’ll know is the train’s last stop. So the guy may have been foolish to jump on the tracks for his phone, but he perhaps logically believed that trains at that terminal point -- ironically enough – would sit there stationary for a while. We now know they don’t.

rhhardin said...

Bloomberg ought to require them to lower the voltage to safe Lionel levels.

rhhardin said...

Wachington DC bus tokens work in NYC subway turnstiles, as of 1957 anyway.

somefeller said...

"Tech Trackz"?

wyo sis said...

I wonder ow many are suicides?

shirley elizabeth said...

Dumbest ways to die:
http://youtu.be/IJNR2EpS0jw

gbarto said...

It's clear that we need PSAs and billboards about distracted detraining and tickets for texting near the tracks.

David-2 said...

Q: What do you call an Apple fanboy who jumps down into subway tracks after his dropped iPhone and gets killed by electrocution followed by crushing?

A: A good start.

Anthony Figueroa said...

YA NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP THAT WAS MY COUSIN SHOW SOME FREEKING RESPECT

Anthony Figueroa said...

YA NEED TO SHUT UP THAT WAS MY COUSIN SHOW SOME DAM RESPECT

Anthony Figueroa said...

YA NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP THAT WAS MY COUSIN SHOW SOME FREEKING RESPECT

Chip S. said...

11:02 was the third wail.

Methadras said...

Getting third railed and then nailed by an oncoming train is an insult to injury. New York is just really Florida, aka Darwin's waiting room in the northeast.

Methadras said...

Anthony Figueroa said...

YA NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP THAT WAS MY COUSIN SHOW SOME FREEKING RESPECT


Hey Tony, you really want us to show respect for stupidity?

Baby pink hypnotic said...

Dam you ass wholes must really hate your lives posting all this negative bs about a young kid who died...yeah hr made a stupid mistake but that mistake cost him his life , mind you a. Life where he was loved an known by many .....Tell me if u die how many ppl will show up at your funeral besides your immediate family , his funeral was packed with people who love him knew him an some who were strangers but still came to show respect ......So show some respect an some empathy u no life having scum

Baby pink hypnotic said...

Dam you ass wholes must really hate your lives posting all this negative bs about a young kid who died...yeah hr made a stupid mistake but that mistake cost him his life , mind you a. Life where he was loved an known by many .....Tell me if u die how many ppl will show up at your funeral besides your immediate family , his funeral was packed with people who love him knew him an some who were strangers but still came to show respect ......So show some respect an some empathy u no life having scum