A man was pushed onto the tracks in New York and nobody came to save him. A bystander by the name of Umar Abbasi snapped 49 pictures of him. He’s been getting a lot of criticism by the press for taking so many pictures and not giving any help.
A passenger who witnessed a man being crushed by a subway train today spoke of his anger at the failure of 18 people on the platform to save him – including the photographer who had time to take chilling pictures of his final moments.
Patrick Gomez, who admitted that he also ‘froze’ at the scene, said it was a ‘real shame’ that no-one had the courage to ‘step up’ and attempt to rescue Ki Suk Han, 58, after he was pushed onto the line at the New York subway station yesterday afternoon.
Gomez, 37, said: ‘People who were on the platform could have pulled him up but they didn’t have the courage. They just didn’t react like that.’
And he reserved his strongest criticism for photographer R. Umar Abbasi, who shot the chilling photograph of Mr Han watching as the subway train barreled towards him in the final moments.
The image appeared on the front page of the New York Post this morning with the headline ‘Doomed’. The 58-year-old can be seen looking at the train with his arms outstretched he tries to heave himself out of its path.
Mr Gomez spoke for millions who expressed their outrage today at the commuters on the Times Square platform who witnessed the man being pushed in front of the train but did not try to pull him to safety.