Man killed after jumping in front of train to rescue his iPhoneBy Mason White 11:11 AM June 3, 2013
|Francisco Diego, Jr.|
By: Sarah Weiss
A man was tragically killed by an oncoming train after he jumped in front of it in order to retrieve his fallen iPhone, according to a statement released by the New York Police Department.
The man, who was identified as a Bronx DJ, dropped his iPhone on the subway tracks, but was electrocuted after he was too impatient to wait for a worker to retrieve it for him, police said.
Francisco Diego, Jr. notified a tollbooth clerk that he had dropped the smart phone shortly before 1:10 am, police said.
She told him to wait while she would help him retrieve it.
However, the impatient man jumped into the tracks when a train arrived on the scene. Diego positioned himself in between two cars and tried to grab his phone, only to electrocute himself on the third track, police said.
The train then drove over the man.
Emergency workers rushed the man to Jacobi hospital, but doctors could not save the man, police said.
Diego worked as a security guard and was one of twelve children, according to a statement released by his family. He lived in Foxhurst section of the Bronx and loved to deejay.
He went by the name DJ Tech Trackz, the family said.
“He was a hard worker. Everybody loved him,” his sister, Melissa Diego, 26, said. “He lived and breathed music, he made music all the time, and he loved to party,” his sister also said.