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Post time 2012-12-7 17:54:58 |Display all floors
there are varying estimates on the time to impact from the time Han fell on the tracks

22 seconds is one estimate

that's not long, for anyone that watched the altercation

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Post time 2012-12-7 17:57:30 |Display all floors
we'll have to wait for the trial

the only parties involved are Han and Davis

if there was just 22 seconds from shove to impact, then it would take a truly Hollywood style move to get Han off the tracks
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Post time 2012-12-7 18:06:01 |Display all floors
pic in the pipe
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Post time 2012-12-7 18:07:50 |Display all floors
49th st BMT Broadway Line, Manhattan

I'll see if there are any close up shots of the tracks to see if Han had some way of evading the train
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Post time 2012-12-7 18:08:15 |Display all floors
lebeast Post time: 2012-12-7 17:57
we'll have to wait for the trial

the only parties involved are Han and Davis

Oh  ........   !

It was the cameraman and other witnesses who talk about the one minute and I wonder how long it takes to snap 49 pictures on a standard setting  .........   



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Post time 2012-12-7 18:13:36 |Display all floors
interesting comment

MyRedditAtWork: Serious question: If, god forbid, I fall onto the tracks or someone I am willing to risk my life for falls into the tracks and is knocked out - and a train is coming (lets say 30sec away) - what should I do?

Are those pits between the rails by the platforms made for people to hide in in a worst case scenario?

Answer:

The best thing you can do is run as far down the platform as you can (in the opposite direction from where the train enters the station) and wave your arms frantically to get the train operator and passenger's attention.

Believe me, the passengers WILL be doing the exact same thing, as nobody wants to see you get run over and their train get delayed.   If you can get to the far end of the platform, it gives the train more room to stop, and there is a ladder at the end of each platform where you can climb back up -- do NOT try to climb up from where you are.

So many people have been killed trying to jump back up rather than getting away from the entrance end of the station.

Do NOT trust the pits between the tracks --- they are often right next to the third rail which can be just as dangerous (and note that the wooden planks are not designed to hold a human's weight - they are there to protect the energized rail from drips and weather) and the train operator is less likely to see you if you're in there.

And don't duck under the train, because most stations do not have enough clearance for the average human. And do NOT jump down onto the tracks to try to save someone else.

The best thing you can do is run on the platform towards the tunnel where the train enters so you can get the operator's attention sooner. Waving your arms over the tracks will tell the operator to stop immediately.
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