Student dies after being hit by subway train when she ‘tripped and fell onto tracks’

A woman was pronounced dead at Grand Central station in Manhattan after being struck by a train (Pictures: LLN New York)

A student died when the driver of a subway train was unable to stop after she appeared to trip and fall on the tracks.

The 20-year-old, an intern at an investment bank and believed to be a student at New York University, died on the city’s transport network just before 11pm on Tuesday.

The victim has not yet been identified while her family is being informed of her death.

It is believed she had been to a Mets game with colleagues from Lazard, where she was working.

The emergency brakes were applied as it pulled into Manhattan’s Grand Central Station, but the woman was hit.

Firefighters were seen lying on the platform to reach under the train to get her out and pictures show medical equipment across the ground.

The woman fell onto the roadbed at the Grand Central subway station as a southbound 7 train was approaching on Tuesday night (Picture: LoudLabds)

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene about one hour later, according to the .

An investigation has now been started to work out how she fell onto the tracks.

A Lazard spokeswoman confirmed that the victim was a summer intern in their offices at the Rockefeller Centre.

They said: ‘Lazard is devastated about the tragic death of our colleague. The loss of someone so early in life is unimaginable. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and her Lazard colleagues.’

Power was cut from the tracks as police arrived on the scene.

The New York City subway alerts and customer service Twitter account posted that seven trains were delayed in both directions ‘while emergency teams respond to a person who was struck by a train’.

Service on the 7 train was temporarily suspended between the 34th Street-Hudson Yards station and the Hunters Point Avenue station.

By Wednesday morning, there were no active alerts of delays on the 7 train.



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