Brooklyn: Woman Hit, Killed by Subway After Fainting On Platform


Authorities say a woman has been hit by a train and killed after she fainted on a train platform in Brooklyn.

The MTA said the woman was struck at the Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue station Tuesday morning.

Brooklyn-bound 3 trains are running express from Atlantic Avenue to Utica Avenue, and some southbound 4 trains are rerouted. There are delays in both directions.

Two recent pushing deaths, one in Queens and another in Manhattan, have drawn attention to the dangers underground.

Fifty-five people died last year after they were pushed, fell or jumped onto the tracks, up from 47 in 2011, according to the MTA.

(Source: NBC New York)