Mother Dies in 'Heartbreaking' NYC Subway Fall

Mother Dies in 'Heartbreaking' NYC Subway Fall

Mother Dies in 'Heartbreaking' NYC Subway Fall

The young mother's death, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investigating, sparked complaints about the lack of accessibility in the NY subway system.

The 22-year-old mother who was found dead at the bottom of a New York City subway stairwell is believed to have died from a medical condition, not the fall, according to New York police.

Ms Goodson (pictured) was unconscious when police arrived and was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Goodson's 1-year-old daughter, Rhylee, was found underneath her in good condition, sources said. Paul Ng says Goodson was carrying her daughter in her arms, though some reports say that the girl was in the stroller, reports the Washington Post.

"That's terrifying, and there should be more elevator access in the subways", Upper West Side resident Elisa Caref told CBS New York.

It was not clear whether Malaysia Goodson suffered a medical condition or if she was killed from the impact of the fall. She is now in the care of relatives, the spokesperson says.

There are almost 500 subway stations in New York City.

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Malaysia Goodson was found on the platform of 7th Avenue Station at 53rd Street on Monday evening, police said. Only about a quarter of the city's 472 subway stations have elevators, and the elevators that do exist are often out of service. Byford hired the first "senior adviser for systemwide accessibility" previous year, perhaps inspired by a 2017 lawsuit filed by a group of disability organizations who allege the subway's abysmal accessibility violates city human rights law and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Goodson's death highlights an ongoing issue with New York's transit system.

The MTA was sued in 2017 over its accessibility issues. Now, locals are calling on city officials to make the subways more accessible to not only parents, but the disabled and elderly.

Mayor Bill De Blasio tweeted, in part, "The subway system is not accessible for everyone".

A GoFundMe page has been started to set up an educational fund for her daughter.

The $40bn (£30bn) proposal for the majority of this plan has not yet been funded, the New York Times reports.

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