Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

'HEARTBREAKING TRAGEDY:' Mom with baby dies after falling down NYC subway stairs

'HEARTBREAKING TRAGEDY:' Mom with baby dies after falling down NYC subway stairs

A young woman who was pushing her 1-year-old in a stroller was killed when she fell down a flight of stairs at a New York City subway station.

The New York Post says Goodson's child was not hurt.

Goodson was found unresponsive and unconscious at the scene.

Lt. Paul Ng, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, said Goodson was carrying her baby, who was unharmed, in her arms.

Her cause of death has not yet been revealed and the incident remains under investigation.

Ms Goodson was pronounced dead at Mt Sinai West hospital.

"When I was on my way to the hospital last night, I was praying that it wasn't her the whole time", he told the television station.

Goodson's aunt, Curtessa Goodson told DailyMail.com: 'Malaysia was a distant niece of mine.

While officials are continuing to investigate the circumstances around Goodson's fall, her death has shined a light on the lack of elevator service and accessibility issues that have long plagued the city's subway system.

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The family used to live in New York, according to NBC New York, and she was in the city visiting a cousin.

The Seventh Avenue/53rd Street station does not have an elevator and only has an escalator that goes up.

Mayor de Blasio issued a statement about the matter.

Goodson's mother told the outlet her daughter suffered from a medical condition, which could have contributed to the fall.

The young woman's brother described his late sister as protective and caring.

Other details about her case are not clear. The New York Times reports only a quarter of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's stations have elevators.

"I think the system is at fault for not having more accommodations for people", Robert Remien said.

"This will be accomplished through the addition of up to 50 elevators over the next five years".

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