Brooklyn Standard Union October 30, 1906. PUSHED TO DEATH FROM PLATFORM AT THE BRIDGE Police Say Edlin Fell-B.R.T. People Give Opinion That He Committed Suicide-Others Declare That Rush Hour Crowd Shoved Him to Destruction-Had
Been Sick and Was on His Way to Business in Manhattan-Bones Crushed Between Car and Edge of Platform-Women Faint at Sight On his way to business in Manhattan at 8:40 this morning a sick man was pushed off the platform of the Brooklyn Bridge at this end it is said and crushed to death though the police of the Fourth precinct insist that the
man fell off and was all alone at the time, there being no crowd about him, they say. The unfortunate man was Arthur T. EDLIN, 35 years old, of 165 Quincy street. he was in company with his brother, and was going to his office
being connected with the United States Casualty Company at 100 Broadway, Manhattan. He had not been feeling in the best of health for some time and as a consequence he stayed home yesterday. Thinking business demanded that
he make an effort to attend to it today, he journeyed from his home early this morning taking a Lexington avenue "L" train to the bridge, where it is necessary for passengers on all "L" trains to transfer to local bridge trains between the hours of 7 and 9 in the morning and 4 and 7 in the evening. Of course, the emptying of a large number of trains at the bridge, each carrying straphangers, makes a big crowd. This morning was no exception and the platform was crowded. The sick man in company with his brother, stood on the edge of the platform waiting for an approaching train and just as one came within a few feet of
EDLIN and his brother, the sick man was seized with a weak spell. Only a slight bump was necessary from the rear and the man was pushed off the platform falling just between the platform of the first car of the approaching train and the platform. His pelvis bones were crushed and he fell to the floor of the track. The train was brought to a standstill and Policeman John J. TALBOT, with the assistance of several persons, lifted the man to the platform. An ambulance was summoned from the Brooklyn Hospital but Dr. CAREY could do nothing for EDLIN.
Many women spectators of the tragedy fainted and gave the ambulance surgeon all he could do for early a half hour reviving them. Policeman TALBOT arrested the motorman of the train, Edwin S.R. ROSS of 508 Herkimer street on a charge of homicide. In the Adams street court he was
paroled to await the decision of the coroner's inquest.
At the offices of the B.R.T. Co. the opinion was vouchsafed that perhaps the man had leaped in front of the train with suicidal intent but EDLIN'S relatives scoff at such a suggestion. I am not related and have no other info.
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