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Woman faints and falls onto tracks just as train arrived at station

By Mason White 10:57 AM March 10, 2017
Train (illustration)
Train (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

A woman was hospitalized after a freak accident caused a train to run her over.

The woman is said to be in critical condition after she was struck by the train in a subway station in midtown Manhattan.

The incident took place on Wednesday, as the 25-year-old woman was waiting for the southbound 6 train to arrive at the Lexington Avenue and East 51st Street station.

Shen was standing close to the edge of the platform around 1:30 p.m., when she suddenly fainted.

The woman fell off the platform, and she landed on the tracks as the train was approaching.

The train hit the woman, trapping her underneath. Emergency workers were called to the scene and they managed to free the woman.

She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. So far, police have not released the name of the woman or the extent of her injuries.