Skip to comments.Woman Dies After Hijab, Hair Get Tangled in Montreal Escalator
Posted on 01/30/2014 7:04:07 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Woman dies after hijab, hair get tangled in Montreal escalator
MONTREAL A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator.
A bystander found the woman lying at the base of the escalator at Fabre metro station in east-end Montreal around 9:15 a.m.
He alerted transit workers, who called police.
When first responders arrived, the woman was unresponsive.
"We tried to perform resuscitation on site, but we weren't able to save her," paramedic Bob Lamle told QMI Agency.
The exact circumstances of the woman's death weren't immediately clear, but Montreal police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant said it appeared "her headscarf and her hair got stuck in the escalator."
"Was she strangled by her scarf or was she the victim of an illness before falling? It's too early to say," Brabant added.
Police shut down the metro station for the investigation
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Well, now she gets to be one of the 72 virgins.
the stairway to heaven
Its wicked to make fun of people who have had evil things happen to them.
>A woman in her 30s is dead after her headscarf and hair became caught in a subway-station escalator.<
Islam has no room in the 21st century.
Waiting for the tasteless jokes... and I didn’t have to wait long.
SERIOUSLY, a woman is DEAD. Just because the symbols that she was forced to wear as a member of the Religion of Peace were the cause of it doesn’t change the fact that she’s DEAD.
It’s in the dictionary...between sh*t and syphilis.
Freepers can be very cruel. I assume you’d say the same thing about a nun’s habit or a Jew’s prayer shawl.
I’m not sure what to make of the comments. Most muslim women are victims of Islam, not perpetrators, IMO.
as a member of a free society she did have a choice stop being an islam apologist
Yikes. Shades of Isadora Duncan.
FreeRepublic related post earlier:
dont assume anything
and i will say it i want islam eradicated from the planet whatever it takes
Escalators must be banned...they are RACIST.
My dog Jamie died last week - a great rotweiler/lab cross, ten years old.
This ROPer is no more dead than my dog; I’m sure her people miss her.
I’ve moved on.
I think it’s a terrible way to die. Sounds like something out of a horror movie.
I agree. Especially since escalators kill a shocking number of people each year, which has nothing to do with her religion.
get a grip people seriesly
Yes, I thought of Isadora too. But her scarf was caught in the wheels of a sporty car, a rather more glorious way to go, if you choose to go by headscarf.
Wasn’t she a Comsymp?
She died a horrible death. RIP.
When she died, in 1927, she was a Soviet citizen.
Too bad she didn’t live like most of them did at that time.
FORCED? by whom?
this is a tragic occurrence....but her apparel was her CHOICE.
Strangling on an escalator seems like a very slow way to die. Once she realized that she was in danger, then why didn’t she just slip it off, tear it off, or cut it off with one of the assorted sharp objects that most women carry in their purses? This story does not make sense, on any level.
Well, no one has commented on the fact that a “bystander” found her. Instead of trying to free her from the hijab that was probably strangling her, he called transit workers to the scene. Instead of trying to free her from the hijab, the transit workers called first responders.
By the time the first responders got there, she was dead, dead, dead.
Why didn’t someone try to free her from the escalator? Could it be because they didn’t dare touch a hijab, for fear that some Muslim would come along and cut off their heads? And probably the woman’s head, too, for good measure.
Just speculation. But it is certainly curious that no one tried at least to free her, if not attempt artificial respiration.
I like to get my news from FR, the comments however are getting very tasteless. Would you look her family in the eye and mock her death? Very Sad
Just maybe, islam is a self-correcting problem
I always thought that Sonny Bono went out in a rather sporty fashion.
Coming soon from The SyFy Channel: "Escalator-nado"
There is an emergency stop button at the top and at the bottom of an escalator.
Not unexpected that the CBC reported only that the woman’s ‘scarf’ got caught in the escalator, rather than her hijab. One can only hope that she, like many former muhamedans, saw a vision of Jesus and accepted Him, like the repentent thief on the cross did.
as do SUV’s, guns and other relatively inanimate objects.
Oh redwoods-you are very bad.
Build more escalators!!!
10 is much too young for a great dog. RIP, Jamie.
Well, obviously, we need to outlaw escalators. </liberal logic>
Yes indeed, and the lovely Natasha Richardson died of a head injury sustained on a ski slope as well.
Maybe we should have a thread on Who Had The Most Stylish Death.
She was the very benchmark for proper dog behavior and died well and swiftly without suffering.
I hope that poor woman died swiftly.
with prizes to encourage Hollyweirdo’s to go for the gold?
She was able to get the scarf pulled out but when she bent over to do so her hair became entangled.
LOL. Great idea. I think we're onto something socially significant. Ridding the world of bad actors.
"I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille."
I’m guessing it happened slowly enough that she knew what was happening, but too fast for her to be able to dig through her purse (particularly in a panicked state, and particularly after she got her hair caught). Just terrible.