Public transportation in the world's major cities have a rich history in providing transportation for their denizens. Millions of people ride trains, subways, and buses every day. The sheer number of people using mass transit means that, on occasion, you may have an encounter that is awkward or just plain creepy. Sometimes, such encounters can even be fatal.
Trains are often a safety hazard, injuring and even killing people all the time. In New York City alone, there were 48 people killed by the subway in 2016. Some of which were murdered on subway tracks. People getting pushed in front of trains is a worldwide phenomenon, and frequently, the act can is captured on camera.
Let's take a look at some disturbing stories of people getting pushed into the path of oncoming trains, any photographic evidence that captured the moment, and any insights that may have been gathered from the mind of the assailant. The motives are wide-ranging, from jealousy to mental illness, and perhaps the most unsettling thing about the cases is the seemingly random nature behind many of these attacks.
Regardless of motive, these are some of the most disturbing stories of real people pushed in front of oncoming trains.
Schizophrenic Woman Murders Stranger With Subway Push - New YorkPhoto: CBS
Man Waits 45 Minutes Before Attempting Murder - LondonPhoto: YouTube
A Woman Commits A Hate Crime As Revenge For 9/11 - New YorkPhoto: NYPD
Drunken Thug Laughs As He Shoves Man Onto Tracks - LondonPhoto: British Transport Police
A Drunken Altercation Ends In Death - New YorkPhoto: YouTube
Brazilian Woman Gets Arm Amputated After Random Attack - Sao PauloPhoto: LiveLeak