Stafford - Appropriate Time for a Shot? - Tuesday, Dec 4th 2012 by AM640 published on 2012/12/04 20:25:30 +0000 A Queens dad was hurled onto the subway tracks at a NYC subway station by a lunatic and fatally crushed by a train yesterday. Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi — who had been waiting on the platform of the 49th Street station — ran toward the train, repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator. He also managed to find time to snap a perfectly focused photo of the man, who was trying to climb back on to the platform. Nobody came to his aid.