Apple iPad owner fumbles her tablet, gets run over by a train while trying to catch it

Apple iPad owner fumbles her tablet, gets run over by a train while trying to catch it
In the blink of an eye, a 21 year old woman fumbles her Apple iPad, loses her balance trying to recover it, and winds up face-to-face with a oncoming subway train. Aracelis Ayuso was waiting on the subway platform for the Number 4 train to Brooklyn, when the incident took place. The accident occurred at 3:30pm in the afternoon on Saturday, a time when there were witnesses to the gruesome accident.

When Ayuso fumbled her iPad, she attempted to catch it before it hit the ground. Doing this caused her to lose her footing as she slipped off the subway platform, and right into the path of the train. Police are still investigating, but said on Sunday that the victim had not been drinking. The cops are awaiting the results of a toxicology report.

If we can take anything away from a tragedy like this, it's that you have only one life. You might rely on your mobile devices, and feel like you can't live without them. But if your iPad hits the pavement and breaks, you can always buy a new one. Perhaps it wouldn't have mattered in this situation because it is a natural reflex to try to grab something that is falling. Ayuso just might have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

source: NYPost via RedmondPie

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113 Comments

1. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

This is like Final Destination-class messed up. GIRL FUMBLES WITH iPAD AND GETS RUN OVER BY TRAIN.

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

So what is the main point of this article, that woman died under the wheels of the train or that she was using an Apple product??? In my opinion the essence of this story is not Apple iPad! Also I think that it is not right to use stories like this on purpose to highlight one or another product (Ofcourse if it was done on purpose, right!?). This article reminds me this one: "Kid uses Apple iPad to record bullying, ends up busted for illegal wiretapping" http://www.phonearena.com/news/Kid-uses-Apple-iPad-to-record-bullying-ends-up-busted-for-illegal-wiretapping_id55140 Or this one: "Girl gets stuck in a storm drain trying to rescue fallen BlackBerry (iPhone before Maxwell R. changed it)" P.S. People should read comments #25 and #17 in this article. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-iPad-owner-fumbles-her-tablet-gets-run-over-by-a-train-while-trying-to-catch-it_id58184 PhoneArena.com are you trying to highlight Apple products using such stories, showing us how Apple products are important to us or make us think that Apple products are so imortant???

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Double post.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Aaaaah. 63 likes in that article. What beautiful days those were :)

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Correction! Last link should be this: "Girl gets stuck in a storm drain trying to rescue fallen BlackBerry" http://www.phonearena.com/news/Girl-gets-stuck-in-a-storm-drain-trying-to-rescue-fallen-BlackBerry_id54799

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yeap, that's right. If you don't have an Apple products, you don't have an Apple products.

75. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

she wantef to catch the ipad cos it was expensive, cos apple products are expensive. assuming it was an android which is much cheaper. she wouldnt had mind it breaking

23. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Or is it possibly they are being descriptive? This is a mobile device website, so they might as well be descriptive. Apple devices are simply popular, therefore more likely to be involved. If someone dropped their Sony tablet on the subway and died, it would reported as such. Stop trying to overreact to a confirmation-bias.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

The main point of this story is that woman died under the wheels of the train because she was trying to rescue her tablet not because it was an Apple tablet. Then why always write articles like this and highlight brand name? Does something in this story depends on brand name? I don't think so! It could happen with any tablet doesn't matter what brand name it is! "Or is it possibly they are being descriptive?" http://www.phonearena.com/news/Girl-gets-stuck-in-a-storm-drain-trying-to-rescue-fallen-BlackBerry_id54799 Go to this article and read comments #25 and #17 and then try to tell me something about particularity and being descriptive!

25. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Couldnt agree more with you..... The news stories instead of highlighting particular products, and starting off a fan war, should highlight real problem that is not being alert with our surrounding while being engrossed with our gadgets....... The death of young soul is really very tragic, and my condolence to her family........ And i saw some comments taking this incidence in lighter sense and making fun of it, which is really very pathetic........... Support for the products we use are okay, but it should not make us dumb day by day, at least people should show little sadness at this tragedy.......

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thank you for understanding!

87. tomislav96

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

with our gadgets" this strikes more Apple users as they are waay more obsessed with their iPhones/iPads, i even know a girl that the first thing she does when she meets someone is check if they have an iPhone, if they dont, she dont like them :/ Too many people like this, all Apple based. Not that all this you say is not true, but i can see why there are no Android/WindowsPhone articles like this.

115. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Glad u mentioned that.

35. tschlicht

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

you are ridiculous!

46. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I'm not ridiculous, I just think that brand name of tablet is not the main point of this story and since it is not the main point of this story I don't see why it should be highlighted in the title of article. Title of the article should reflect the essence of the article not minor things. Unless due some reasons it was made on purpose to highlight one or another brand name? (rhetorical question). Take a look at the other similar articles (links are in my comments #11 and #16). Essence of those articles are also not the brand name of the product but for some reasons brand name is in the titles of those articles. You think it is coincidence?

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maybe you're not ridiculous, but why do you take this site/stuff so damn serious? It's like apple related articles really bother you, or something man. Dude lighten up, people die, sometimes for odd/bizarre reasons. It's life man, hate to see it happen, but it's life.

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree, maybe I took it too serious but we should come to an agreement with PhoneArena.com to not use such stories to highlight one or another brand name (if it was done on purpose). Because it doesn't look good, I know PhoneArena.com can do better.

106. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Thank you for caring about lives more than about stupid gadgets which mean nothing. Unfortunately, too many people are drawn to theis site to spew nonsense all to be seen as hip. Who cares? I care more about a life than a stupid phone or tab or pad, whatever you might want to call it.

54. engineer-1701d unregistered

the problem is people are starting to stand too close to the train tracks now and the end of the platform at my job the city has asked us to put signs and stickers on the ground in front of parking lots for people that r texting to look up city don't get hit by cars

55. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed, I work in mass transit and experience the same thing. With me, it's busses and people stand right on the edge of the sidewalk. What irks me most, is people let their kids do it. +1 bro

62. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

O I see, so your a bus driver. Do you drive an iBus...?

63. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

LOL a bus driver. He's one of those guys that says they work in Sanitation but are garbage truck drivers.

77. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Lmfao So he drives a garbage truck. Wth. What a dirty filthy job driving a garbage truck and cleans dustbins Rotflmfao So Darkkjedii is a dustbin cleaner and a garbage truck driver

107. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Nothing wrong with where he or we all work. What matters is the dignity in doing what brings us money we spend.

84. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Nothing wrong with itas it is a pretty good amount of money you're making. People rely on transit and sanitation, even the rich white collar workers. People in NYC are really not aware of their surroundings, especially when it comes to their electronic gadgets. I hope the girl's family doesn't file a wrongful death lawsuit as it is common after these incidents. The operator will be troubled with this as it is.

67. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

LMAO this have to be the funniest useless article ever. What kind of idiot would save a broken piece of glass icrap n not worrying bout your saftey

78. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Apple users would Cause it doesn't function properly and rely on Steve jobs and Tim cook to direct and tell them maybe....

89. Alan01

Posts: 600; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Just to be clear, had she fumbled a Nexus 7 (2013), a Nokia 2520 or an LG G Pad 8.3, that particular tablet would have been mentioned in the headline. Nowhere in the article does it mention that the tragedy was set in motion by the fact that the victim was carrying an iPad. Regards, Alan F.

96. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

But seriously Alan, what is the point of going out of the way to mention a brand when a human life is compromised? This is cheap, repulsive, distasteful ad slinging.. Add the fact that the brand of tablet highlights the incident at hand, causes me great concern of rational judgement. I understand that you may not have created this article of news, but to relay the basis of content without editing the advertisement, really is a d-bag move regardless of who originally generated the headline to prop up the brand. As you elequently pointed out, this could have happened with any brand or item. It could've been a hairbrush. Would the brand of hairbrush really matter? John B.

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