Skip to comments.Man Walks Slowly Into Open Sidewalk Cellar
Posted on 06/03/2014 12:13:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A cousin of the unsecured subway grate in the taxonomy of New York City nightmares see also: crumbling scaffolding, falling air conditioners, getting pushed onto the train tracks the threat of the open sidewalk cellar has been legitimized on tape. This poor man, though, obviously suffering from a chronic case of the Mondays and with something else on his mind, just walked directly, almost deliberately, into the abyss yesterday in East Harlem. He was not even on his cell phone.
"He didn't see what was going down. He just went right down, head first," a witness told CBS New York. "People saw him walking toward the gate, and they tried to stop him, but it was already too late. He stumbled down the gate." And ended up in the hospital.
The man sitting right there watching said "he could not jump up to help because of health reasons," but it looks like very much like he just decided to observe. It's a jungle out there, and no one has your back.
I’m struggling to believe this was an accident. That sidewalk looks pretty wide. Distracted folks tend to walk in the middle. He’s a good actor or very inebriated.
“The man sitting right there watching said “he could not jump up to help because of health reasons”
He must be allergic to white.
Maybe he had one of those earpieces.
First of all I'm not sure the dude was White, looked more Zombie to me.
Probably on Meth.
Looks like he is looking to his left at a flyer in his hand just before he plummets. I was at an airport disembarking and followed a man who had a pda he was carefully reading - right up until the second his head struck a steel support beam. I have to consciously train myself never to read and walk at the same time.
This reads as though it was taken from a spoken narration. I’m sure if I saw what transpired, all would be instantly clear.
So in addition to crime, perverts, high costs and lousy traffic, now New York has open holes in the sidewalk too??
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