Anybody around here ever hear of a zoom lens?? It's not like this happened directly in front of Mr. Abbasi. He didn't back up to get a better shot and recompose. When it happened, Abbasi was at the other end of the platform, and began running towards the man on the tracks.
When you're too far to help, that's just the way it is. Instead of berating Abbasi, berate the onlookers who were closer, and just stood by.
Thanks Brian for being level-headed on this. It doesn't look like he was using a wide angle or anything. Even if his flash story is bogus, it sounds like people at the end of the platform all tried signaling the train.
New York Post publishing something insensitive? Nahhhhh, must have read that wrong.