Man killed on Queens subway tracks was a former hotel waiter who served Trump and other dignitaries
Relatives of a man struck and killed by a train Tuesday evening said they are searching for answers.
Isaac Massey left their Jackson Heights home and went out for an afternoon walk, said his brother, Christopher.
Several hours later, cops showed up at their door and told them he was dead.
According to police, Massey, who used a walker, was struck and killed by a Manhattan-bound E train after he fell onto the tracks at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave. station at about 6:30 p.m.
The victim, 58,was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he later died of his injuries.
“They said it was an accident. He was pretty badly cut up and there was a lot of head trauma and whatnot,” Christopher, 45, said through tears. “There’s a video but they recommended that the family doesn’t see the video. But I want to see what happened.
“He told us he was going out for a walk and that he was going to get something to eat. So we didn’t think anything of it. Then a couple of hours later, two officers showed up and told me your brother is deceased. We all started crying.”
Massey’s distraught mother looked on, mumbling to herself, as Christopher spoke.
He said Massey came to the U.S. from New Delhi when he was 18 years old. Christopher said Massey worked as a waiter at the Trump Plaza Hotel, before it was closed and turned into condos.
“He served kings and queens,” Christopher said proudly..” He would serve them $500 breakfasts. He saw Trump all the time back then. He worked there until they closed it down.”
Massey’s health began to decline after he was diagnosed with colon cancer nearly a decade ago, his family said. He had been cancer-free for about eight years, but his health never fully bounced back.
Christopher and his mother could only speculate about where he was going when he was struck by the train.
“He has a lot of friends in that direction so maybe he was going to meet a friend.,” Christopher said. “His doctor is that way too, and he was supposed to make an appointment with the doctor. He was really well known in the community. Everyone knew him.”
Massey leaves behind one daughter, around 26 or 27 years old, whom he had with his ex-wife. The victim’s family was planning a trip to New Delhi before his untimely death.
“We were planning a vacation back to India and now this,” Christopher sighed. “He didn’t have life insurance so this is coming totally out of pocket.
“It doesn’t make sense. People don’t just up and die. What happened exactly? We want to know.”