Pictured: Young Mom Who Died After Falling Down NYC Subway Stairs

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
January 29, 2019US News
Pictured: Young Mom Who Died After Falling Down NYC Subway Stairs
Police stand in a closed-off underground walkway near the site of a pipe bomb explosion in the tunnel that connects the Times Square subway station to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Dec. 11, 2017.(City.gerer/Getty Images)

A young woman who was pushing her 1-year-old in a stroller was killed when she fell down a flight of stairs at a New York City subway station.

Malaysia Goodson, 22, fell down the stairs at the at the 7th Avenue and 53rd Street station at around 8 p.m. on Jan 28, the New York Post reported.

Goodson, of Connecticut, was found unconscious on the platform.

So sad

Daily Mail 发布于 2019年1月29日周二

A station employee told the New York Daily News that she called for help after people told her Goodson fell down.

The child, Rhylee, was not harmed in the incident.

Goodson was sent to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

She was rushed to a hospital and declared dead, police said.

New York Post 发布于 2019年1月29日周二

“Malaysia was a distant niece of mine. [She] was smart, caring, beautiful, and will be extremely missed,” Goodson’s aunt, Curtessa Goodson, told the Daily Mail.

Goodson, who worked at a daycare, was in New York City visiting her cousin when she fell, NBC News reported.

The New York City Police Department said that it isn’t clear how she fell down. They said it’s unclear if she had some sort of medical episode or slipped, and her family said they’re not sure either, NBC reported.

A medical examiner will perform an autopsy to confirm what killed Goodson, NBC reported.

The Seventh Avenue and 53rd Station doesn’t have an elevator, and it only has escalators.

Mayor de Blasio issued a statement about the matter.

“The subway system is not accessible for everyone and that’s an environment the MTA should not allow,” he tweeted.

The MTA also stated it was a “heartbreaking tragedy” and said an investigation is underway.

“Goodson’s daughter Rhylee is her only child. The young woman’s brother described his late sister as protective and caring. He said his sister was loved by all, and he’s been getting hundreds of condolence messages on social media,” NBC New York reported about Goodson.

Other details about her case are not clear.

“That’s terrifying and there should be more elevator access in the subways,” local woman Elisa Caref told CBS New York.

“I think the system is at fault for not having more accommodations for people,” Robert Remien said. “Any time you see someone carrying a stroller you should stop and help them. They need the help,” Josh Frost added.

From The Epoch Times

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