Tourist Requires Amputation After Falling On Subway Tracks
Considering that the New York Subway system is one of the world’s busiest, it’s a wonder that we don’t hear more reports of people falling onto the subway tracks. It’s been known to happen frequently. Sometimes, people trip and fall onto the tracks. There are also instances where someone has dropped something onto the tracks, most frequently phones or earbuds, and ventures down there to retrieve them. Sometimes, people might be unintentionally bumped onto the tracks. In rarer cases, a person is assaulted and pushed onto the tracks. Unfortunately, there is not always time for someone to get back up onto the platform before a train arrives.
The New York Post reports that a 23-year-old tourist fell onto the subway tracks, resulting in her legs being amputated. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. on January 11th at a 14th Street subway station.
A 23-year-old tourist from Brisbane, Australia had been visiting a friend when she tumbled onto the subway tracks. She was run over by all seven cars. Around 20 minutes later, another train approached the station and the conductor was able to spot her due to her bright outfit. The conductor was able to stop the train in time to avoid running her over a second time.
The tourist suffered from multiple injuries. Those injuries included injuries to her head and fractured vertebrae. She was also forced to undergo surgery to have both legs amputated. A spokesperson for transit confirmed the accident and the injuries.