A 22-year old mother from Connecticut died after falling down the stairs at a New York subway station. It is reported that the fall happened while she was struggling to carry her young child down the stairs in her stroller.
The New York Daily News reports that Malaysia Goodson was unconscious at the bottom of the stairs on the southbound platform at 53rd St. and Seventh Ave. at about 8 p.m. on Monday. Fellow commuters rushed to her aid after the fall and alerted station staff. A staff member immediately called the police.
Goodson, who was a daycare worker, was rushed by ambulance to Mt. Sinai West Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterward.
The cause of her death has not yet been confirmed and the New York Police Department could not confirm whether the fall had been as a result of an accident or whether Malaysia had suffered some other kind of medical emergency. They did note that there was no visible external sign of trauma. An autopsy will be carried out to try and determine the cause of death.