Will Rokos, a 57-year-old Manhattan man who was waiting at 14th Street at Seventh Avenue for a Number 2 train this Saturday, was hit in the head by the train when he leaned over to check on its status. Take note, train-lookers. This is now an official “What Not to Do.” Rokos was flung onto the platform and was “semi-conscious and alert when cops arrived.”
Turns out, he’s also a screenwriter who won an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay for Monster’s Ball, which the Post takes to mean he might write a movie about this particular freak accident. We’re less certain of that.
Rokos is in Bellevue in critical but stable condition. The motorman reportedly saw him, but couldn’t stop in time.
[via New York Post]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 1, 2010