To be fair, helping that man would have taken some titanium balls. The platforms are high and the subway trains don't creep into the stations.
Trying to signal the train operator was probably the wisest thing to try, although the operator may have had trouble seeing the man on the tracks if his eyes were adjusting from the dark tunnel when the camera started flashing at him.
A horrible travesty, but we should not be punishing those who couldn't figure out what else to do.
I don’t advocate busting anyone’s balls - just there are no more hero’s in New York. Seems they have been cowered by the government.
There is no way to guarantee any saving him would have been successful anyway.
Here is CA, we used to have a “good Samaritan” law that protected you from legal liability if you try to stop and help someone so now if you stop at a car wreck and try to help the victim could sue you. It is silly. I am sure NYC has the same.
“Trying to signal the train operator was probably the wisest thing to try”
Isn’t it amazing how well composed his accidental shots are when he was simply trying to warn the operator with his flash?
If I were warning someone with a flashing light I’d be sure to point it right at them. Makes sense, right? And since the flash is pointing where the camera is focused...I’d expect the operator of the train to be the center of the shot.
Yet they’re so well composed.
Crazy luck, that.
As for punishment...what punishment could there be?
But don’t stand by and watch a man die so that you can get a great shot...and then expect people to like you.