Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Fool me Twice?

All I can say is wow:

A Stanfordville man hit in the head by a Metro-North train Friday night was also hit in the head by a New York City subway car in 2002.

Parker T. Hall Houghtaling, 23, was recovering from his injuries at St. Francis Hospital Monday, where he was listed in stable condition. Houghtaling was waiting on the platform of the Poughkeepsie train station Friday when he stuck his head out and was hit by the 6:26 p.m. commuter train, according to authorities and eyewitnesses.

It wasn't the first time. In 2002, he was waiting at the 51st Street subway station in Manhattan when he stuck his head out and was hit by a subway car.


Reached by phone Monday, Houghtaling confirmed the 2002 incident. He said he didn't remember much of what had happened Friday.

No kidding? I got this story from the News of the Weird blog (yes, he has a blog) and I couldn't resist. Although I linked the original story, no one says it quite like Chuck (the News of the Weird guy):

Parker T. Houghtaling was hospitalized in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after a train hit him on a platform when he stuck his head out to look for it. Three yrs ago, he did the same thing, with the same result, on a NYC subway platform.


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