NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 23: A New York City Subway pulls up to a station on February 23, 2010 in New York City. Najibullah Zazi, a former airport shuttle driver, pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to blow up New York City subways. Zazi, who grew up in New York and lived in Colorado, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit murder in a foreign country, conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and to providing material support for a terrorist organization. Zazi, 25, faces a life prison sentence without parole at sentencing in June. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
We narrowly avoided another subway fatality this weekend, but today’s tale is still horrifying. The Daily Newsreports that after a night of drinking, a 26-year-old man from Elizabeth, New Jersey, decided to sleep off his buzz under the platform at the 65th Street station in Woodside, Queens. MTA officials have warned that the gap under the platform isn’t always big enough for a person to hide, and sure enough, around 4:40 a.m. on Sunday a train came into the station and cut off the man’s leg. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is expected tosurvive.