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Police: Woman Faints Off Platform, Fatally Struck By Train In Brooklyn

Subway Riders Say MTA Should Be Doing More To Prevent Such Tragedies
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another person has been killed by a subway train in New York City.

The police said a woman in her 40s fainted and fell off the platform. She landed on the tracks and within minutes, she was killed after being hit by a Manhattan-bound No. 3 train at Utica Avenue station in Brooklyn.

It happened around 10:30 a.m.

One woman who spoke with 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria said the incident was so sad, but that the woman’s death could have been avoided.

“People need to stand away from the platform edge. They stand too close to the edge,” she said.

Other train riders said it was about time the Metropolitan Transportation Authority put barriers on the platform, so even if a person does stand too close, the chances of falling onto the tracks would be a lot less.

Another man who spoke with 1010 WINS’ D’Auria didn’t see the incident, but uses the station regularly. He said two things need to happen to avoid such accidents.

“They should put like a barricade there, that comes up and closes.  I guess people gotta be more careful near the yellow lines — don’t step across the line. That’s what they’re there for — safety,” he said.

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