What to Know
- Two people were hit by trains minutes apart at 14th Street subway stations in the West Village, police said.
- A woman fell onto tracks and was hit after she fainted, according to witnesses. She was fighting for her life Friday morning.
- Minutes later and just a block away, a man fell onto tracks and was hit. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
A woman is fighting for her life and a man is in a hospital after they fell on tracks and were hit by subway trains around the same time in the West Village, police said.
Witnesses say the 36-year-old woman fainted around 9:20 p.m. Thursday as she was on the platform of the 14th Street station at Seventh Avenue in the West Village.
After fainting, she fell on the subway tracks. It’s unclear how long she was on the tracks, but at some point she was hit by a southbound 3 train, according to police.
She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where both of her legs were amputated. Her condition wasn’t immediately known, but police said she was fighting for her life.
A man fell on the tracks around the same time at the 14th Street station at Eighth Avenue, according to witnesses and police.
The 23-year-old man was on a northbound E platform when he fell. He tried to get back to the platform but was hit by an E train, police said.
The man's leg was wedged between the train and the platform. Emergency responders freed him and took him to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.