Assuming the suspect is found guilty I vote we do the same to that person that was done to the deceased.
It is actually far more traumatic for the motorman than it is for the victim or even for the bystanders. As much as we talk about grade crossing accidents, there are about 50 to100 incidents a year on NYCT, most admittedly suicides, It is far more personal than a grade crossing accident where a train hits a car. Here the motorman, standing right at the front bulkhead wall with his face inches from the vision glass is inches away from the human victim as his train hits him.
PTSD,which I would imagine is not uncommon among Subway employees involved in these type of incidents,is a horrible condition and I hope that the MTA provides support and help to affected employees.
But Lion, You'd rather be crushed by a Train than suffer the Psychological after-effects of witnessing it? Really?
The disturbing thing is that from the picture it would seem that bystanders would have had a decent shot at grabbing the victim's arms and pulling him to safety. From the reports I've read there were people standing near where he fell who stood by an watched..