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Famed Screenwriter Survives Hit By NYC Subway

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Academy Award nominated screenwriter Will Rokos was hospitalized after being clipped in the head by a subway car in NYC on Saturday.

He was leaning over the platform as the northbound train came into the station, striking him in the head. The impact sent him flying onto the platform. Rokos was found semi-conscious and lying on his side when help arrived.

The victim tried to push himself up after the accident, but witnesses tried to keep him still. Unfortunately, the subway driver saw Rokos, but couldn't stop in time. Officials said the driver slammed on the brakes, but the first five cars still pulled in to the station.

Although he is also an actor, Rokos is best known for penning the 2002 film Monster's Ball. He is in critical but stable condition.

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8 comments to “Famed Screenwriter Survives Hit By NYC Subway”

  1. 1

    no pity for stupidity…………..

  2. 2

    Too little info.–what train, east side or west, which station?
    And, yeah, stand BEHIND the yellow painted platform signs.

  3. 3

    my husband works for the MTA and this STUPIDITY happens more than you think! People LOOKING THE WRONG WAY FOR THE TRAIN and a train comes from the another direction, NORMALLY KILLING THEM. He was one of the lucky ones, SURVIVING IT, SO FAR.

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  5. Suze says – reply to this


    I'm just wondering…is he hard of hearing??! Anyone who lives in NYC knows that an approaching subway train is LOUD. You can't miss it. I'm wondering if this was a thwarted suicide attempt.

  6. 6

    wtf, sorry but just don't understand, how can u not hear a train coming? He's lucky 2 have survived. there's a reason y they say stand away from the yellow line, they don't say it b/c they want 2 be funny. 2 many idiots in the world, god help us…

  7. 7

    what the hell was he doing leaning over the platform?

  8. 8

    Gosh oh no. Get well soon! =[