A 22-year-old mother died after falling down the stairs at a subway station in New York carrying her daughter's stroller.
Malaysia Goodson was found Monday night on the platform of 7th Avenue Station on 53rd Street, police said.
Her one-year-old daughter Rhylee was found and treated at the crime scene. She was not seriously injured and is with the family.
The incident has once again raised the issue of accessibility in the city's subway.
Ms. Goodson was declared dead in the West Hospital of Sinai West.
She was allegedly born in New York, but lived in Stamford, Connecticut.
Her brother Dieshe told Connecticut News 1
"This is an absolutely heartrending incident," said spokesman Shams Tarek, Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA).
While the authorities are investigating the cause, Mr. Tarek said, "We know how important it is to improve accessibility in our system." Only 24% of New York's 472 subway stations are classified as "ranked", according to a report by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer – the lowest sentence in the country.
There is no elevator at 7th Avenue Station, reports The New York Times.
A GoFundMe page was created to support Ms. Goodson's daughter.
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