A 25 year old woman named Sophia Yu has lost both her arm and leg when she fainted and fell onto the train tracks.
Yu is originally from China, and her parents are coming to America to see their daughter recover from her injuries, according to NY Daily News:
“Her family is devastated,” said the close pal, who asked not to be identified. “There’s a lot of stuff they need to figure out right now … She’s going to have a lot to go through.”
Yu’s Facebook page indicates she studied finance at The Wharton School, graduating magna cum laude on the dean’s list in 2013.
She lived in both Birmingham, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn., before heading north for college in 2009 and staying to take a job in July 2013.
Police and witnesses described a grisly Wednesday afternoon scene when Yu suddenly swooned and fell to the tracks as the train pulled into the 51st St. station on the Lexington Ave. line around 1:30 p.m.
The subway motorman saw the woman fall and slammed on the brakes — but the train couldn’t stop in time. A pair of shoes remained on the platform after she fell.
Thankfully, she’s alive. We’re wishing the best for her and a speedy recovery.