Sadly the weekend got off to a grim start in the world of transit as a MTA maintenance worker committed suicide after jumping in front of a Bronx-bound shortly before the afternoon rush hour on Friday. Rocco Parascandola of the New York Daily News has more:
The MTA maintenance worker was killed Friday afternoon when she leapt in front of an oncoming Midtown subway train — at the exact spot where she knew the impact would certainly kill her, officials and police sources said.
McClain, 45, jumped in front of a northbound 6 train at the 59th St. station about 2:45 p.m., the sources said.
The worker jumped at the end of the platform, where the uptown train barrels into the station, police sources said.
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I would like to take this time & offer my deepest condolences to the friends & family of Kelly McClain. May you all do your best to find peace during these troubling times.
xoxo Transit Blogger