Dina Kadribasic a 13 year old Queens teenager dies after being hit by a NYC R subway train after going on tracks to retrieve a dropped cellphone.
Dina Kadribasic a 13 year old Queens girl has died after being struck by NYC’s R subway train after trying to retrieve her dropped cell-phone on a track bed.
A report via the nydailynews tell of the teen jumping onto the tracks circa 3.50pm Sunday afternoon at the 63rd Drive-Rego Park station, two blocks from her home.
It was whilst trying to climb back onto the platform when an incoming R train hit her.
Police said the operator couldn’t stop the train in time.
Medics took the girl to Elmhurst Hospital Center where she was pronounced dead.
Video posted on Twitter (see below) shows firefighters and emergency vehicles responding to the subway station shortly after the accident.
‘I was in the front train and we hear this bump,’ subway rider Stephen Topete told ABC7.
Adding: ‘People were trying to push the train, and everybody on the train moved to the side so we could push the weight of the train to the side.
‘We thought the person was actually trapped in between the train’.
‘A lot of them were crying on the platform,’ Topete said. ‘I think two of them were even throwing up.’
— Carimu (@carimu) April 2, 2017
MTA officials cautioned riders Sunday night to flag down subway staff if they drop something onto the tracks instead of trying to retrieve it themselves.
A post on social media told of funeral commemorations being set for Monday afternoon.
Dina Kadribasic’s death comes barely three weeks when another subway rider, Sophie Yu was hit by a train, after fainting on subway platforms and falling into the path of an incoming train. That incident led to the 25 year old financial worker who had recently graduated from the Wharton School of business having her losing an arm and leg.
At 11, we speak with a man who was on the train when it hit the teen. He explains how dozens tried to push the train &save the girls life pic.twitter.com/iOtxMz9LQ6
— Candace McCowan (@CandaceMcCowan7) April 3, 2017