January 2012: Person Struck and Killed by Subway on A Train Tracks
January 2012: Man Struck and Killed by Subway on L Tracks "No information [about] how he ended up in the tunnel. [at 8am on a Saturday] ... "
February 2012: Man Killed by C Train "The accident, involving a C train ..."
February 2012: Man Struck and Killed by Train in Chelsea "The NYPD said foul play wasn't suspected ..."
February 2012: Man Struck and Killed on 6 Train Tracks at 5:49 am
March 2012: Man Struck by Subway at 72nd Street at 2:40 am.
March 2012: Man Struck and Killed by Train at Carroll Street Station
March 2012: Man Struck by 6 Train at Bleeker Street
March 2012: Man Struck and Killed by 1 Train
March 2012: Man Killed After Being Hit by Train
March 2012: Person Struck by F Train
April 2012: Man Killed by Train in Astoria at 5:30 am " ... appears to be a tragic accident, authorities said [since] No criminality was suspected."
April 2012: Man Struck by Subway Train at 8:00 am on Sunday "Police said there was no criminality suspected in the incident."
April 2012: Woman Hit by D Train "Officials could not confirm ...whether any criminality was suspected."
April 2012: Man Killed by 7 Train at 3:15 am "It was not immediately clear ... if there was criminality."
May 2012: Man Struck by Train in Gowanus
May 2012: Man Struck and Killed by Train "Police do not suspect foul play in the incident."
May 2012: Body Discovered on Tracks
May 2012: Man Struck and Killed by Train
October 2012: Man Fatally Struck by Train at 5:00 am "The NYPD does not suspect any criminality."
November 2012: Person Struck and Killed by Train
December 2012: Body of Man Discovered
December 2012: Man Struck and Killed by Train at Wall Street Subway Station "The NYPD does not suspect criminality ... "
My opinion: Perhaps 2012 was a very strange year. Maybe each of the twenty-four passengers killed actually fell off platforms, or decided to stroll into a tunnel, or went down to the tracks looking for a cell phone or otherwise behaved in an irresponsible manner leading to their death. And maybe all of them just happened to do those things at a time and a place when no other passengers were present.
Note added in June 2018: Unfortunately DNAinfo.com is no longer published.
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