Posted on December 26, 2020 at 6:14 pm by Carol Tannenhauser
By Carol Tannenhauser
In the second tragedy at the 96th Street/Broadway subway station in as many weeks, a 32-year-old woman was killed by a southbound 2 train approaching the station just before 1 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to an NYPD spokesperson.
Initial reports indicated that the woman had been “struck” by the train; however, police later said that, prior to her death, “witnesses had observed her standing between two train cars, possibly smoking. The train stopped suddenly,” the spokesperson said.
When police arrived, they found the woman “under the train…unconscious and unresponsive. EMS pronounced her dead at the location. The incident is still under investigation as to whether she jumped or fell.”
The woman’s identity is being withheld pending family notification.