DNAinfo Expansion Reveals Subway Accidents Way More Common Than We Thought

DNAinfo, the Manhattan hyperlocal journalism start-up whose Upper East Side madame scoop means we must no longer call them “scrappy,” rolled out that five borough expansion we reported on today.

That’s four more boroughs that the site’s embedded beat reporters will mine for viral tabloid gems like Snackman and Drunk Puppy Buying. But the increased coverage also reveals a darker side of local life. Judging from our brief scan of the new verticals, subway accidents are frighteningly prevalent. Look: a man was struck by an R train in Park Slope, an unidentified person received a “severe laceration to the leg” from an R train in Sunset Park, a man was struck and killed by a 7 train in Corona, and another man was struck and killed by a G train in Carroll Gardens. Walking does not appear to be any safer.

If you think you can stomach it, the company announced that they will hire 15 additional reporters.