Woman fatally struck by subway train after fainting on platform

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-12 17:40:52-05

A woman was killed Tuesday after fainting at a subway platform, falling onto the tracks and getting struck by a subway train.

According to authorities, the horrific incident happened at the Utica and Eastern Parkway station at around 10:30 a.m. The victim, who was not identified, suddenly fainted and struck by a southbound No. 3 train.

Witnesses watched in horror as the shocking incident unraveled.

Officials closed the subway station as a result of the freak accident. Southbound 3 trains are running express between Atlantic Ave and Utica, according to the MTA website.