The photo I saw the could have crossed the tracks and there was an open passage way! In his panic all he could think was to get back on the landing! IT is terrible that the pic did not show some citizens helping they guy!
And no one yelled to him to cross the tracks! That said he may have been injured in the fall and could not motivate. Regardless hopefully this criminal will be behind bars forever since Ole Sparky has been decommissioned!
And I could understand someone being wary of pulling him up for fear of being pulled into the tracks. You would need more than one person to accomplish that.
Also, it is very loud in the subway when that train is approaching or if there is another one on the other tracks, so he may not have heard anyone anyways, even if they were yelling.
Yes, Ole Sparky needs to be brought back in NY, it was taken out due to the death penalty law that was on the books being ruled "unconstitutional" by judges a bunch of years back. And of course, the state went so liberal that there is no call to correct that.
I wondered if it was a station that had more than 1 set of tracks.
With the sound of the train approaching, being dazed from the fall & people yelling, he may not have understood.