Woman Struck By 5 Train After Fainting Onto Subway Tracks At 77th Street Station
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman died Wednesday after fainting and falling onto the subway tracks at 77th Street Station.
CBS 2’s John Metaxas reported that a woman in her 20s apparently fainted and fell onto the tracks around 3 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Late Wednesday the woman was identified as 21-year-old Fatoumata Diallo, of the Bronx.
Earlier, trains were bypassing 77th Street Station in both directions. 1010 WINS’ Al Jones reported the accident occurred when the woman was struck by a southbound 5 Train running on the 6 track.
The impact of the collision was so severe, it was felt by the passengers.
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“I heard the impact…and right away we’re like ‘what happened? Somebody got hit,'” Subway rider Nicole Katzender said. “Every once in a while I go a little too close to the edge, but most of the time I stay back.”
There is no word yet on what caused the woman to faint or whether Wednesday’s hot and humid weather played any role.
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