The subway system in New York City is typically viewed as a great mode of transportation to get from Point A to Point B. The subway helps the citizens of Manhattan on a daily basis get to their final destination in a quick timespan and the pricing is relatively affordable. Whenever we hear stories about a tragic accident on New York’s subway system, it is tough news to grasp.
On November 16th, 2014, a 61-year-old man, Wai Kuen Kwok, was pushed to his death, beneath the screeching downtown train, apparently by a stranger, just before 8:45 a.m., the police said. A New York Times piece provides great detail on this tragic accident.
Witnesses described a prolonged confrontation between the victim, Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, and his assailant. Kwok’s wife was present on the scene, which makes this story even more of a tragedy. The man who pushed Mr. Kwok is still on the loose.
Before Sunday’s death in the Bronx, 49 people had been struck and killed by subway trains this year, according to a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a number that includes suicides as well as accidental falls. But Mr. Kwok’s killing was the first time since late 2012 that a rider was deliberately shoved to his death by another.
Our thoughts and prayers go out ot the Kwok family. Train accidents are always a tough tragedy to deal with and the law offices of Alvin H. Broome and Associates hope that the person who pushed Mr. Kwok is eventually found.