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Teen Killed on NYC Subway Tracks While Trying to Retrieve Cell Phone

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By    |   Monday, 03 Apr 2017 03:43 PM

A teen who tried to retrieve her cell phone from subway tracks in NYC was killed Sunday afternoon when a train hit her in Queens.

The 13-year-old girl had been standing on the platform when she dropped her phone, then jumped onto the tracks to retrieve it, the New York Post reported. Dina Kadribasic was trying to get back up onto the platform when she was struck by an oncoming train, which then stopped.

Dozens of bystanders tried to push the train to the side because they thought the girl was being pinned between the train and the side of the track bed, but it was too late to save her.

Stephan Topete, a rider on the train that struck Kadribasic, told ABC7 he felt a jolt, then saw people screaming and crying on the platform. “I think two of them were even throwing up,” Topete said.

Kadribasic was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital, but she was pronounced dead there.

Subway traffic was detoured to the express lanes for some time after the accident, ABC7 reported.

Some who witnessed the accident said it was unwise to go down onto the tracks over a cell phone at any time, while others said they would have done the same thing, CBS News reported.

“I might go for it,” one woman told CBS. “I would have to go for it. My cell phone is my best friend.”

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