Woman Falls on Tracks at Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, Helped Up By Good Samaritans

Victim was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center in unknown condition.

A woman fell onto the subway tracks at the Atlantic-Barclays Center subway station Monday morning, and was pulled back onto the platform by other riders, an MTA spokesman said.

The incident happened on the Manhattan-bound platform of the N/R line at 8:25 a.m., the spokesman said.

The FDNY sent an ambulance to the transit hub at the intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic avenues at 8:31 a.m, and took her to Brooklyn Hospital Center, an FDNY spokeswoman said. The spokewoman didn't know the woman's condition when she was taken from the scene. 

An MTA spokesman said service was not interrupted at the station, which until a few months ago, was known as Atlantic Ave.-Pacific St.

Does anyone know who the good Samaritans were? We'd love to talk to them. 

Louise October 01, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I'm not saying she fell in because she was too close to the edge, I hope she is all right. BUT when ever I go on the train (and I try to take it as little as possibe) why must people walk so close to the edge AND try to look in the tunnel to see if the train is coming? First of all you can lose your balance or some smart alec can just push you. I will just wait on the steps if they are close by..why take a chance?
Joanna Prisco (Editor) October 01, 2012 at 05:57 PM
We'll be sure to update the story once we learn more, Louise. Thank you for your comment. It's always wise to exercise caution around the tracks.
Patti October 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Yes, Louise we don't know the specifics of this particular accident; but people should no stand so close to the edge.
John L October 01, 2012 at 06:55 PM
It is as nature intended. Survival of the fittest. If they aren't smart enough to stand back and things like this happen then aren't we really supporting those who are smart enough to survive (in this case..stand back from the edge)? I see no problem.
Johnnie October 01, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Gotta be careful of the edge!
BRADY October 02, 2012 at 01:12 AM
how exactly do you FALL on to the tracks! unless you have a medical conditon that causes you to lose your balance(and then why praytell , stand at the edge of anything),you've been pushed,or are to drunk to stand straight.i'm sure somehow it will end up being the MTA's fault and some ambulance chaser will pop up, and a lawsuit will be filed,and the city as usual will pay the victim off just to go away because it's alot cheaper to payoff than to let nonsense get in front of a jury
Patti October 02, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Those are a lot of assumptions Brady ending up the City paying out. How do you fall on tracks - many reasons - none of which are smart.
BRADY October 02, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Patti, those are three examlpes of the many things that have caused people to fall in the subway ,not assumptions,i never said this person fell because of any of them and yes unfortunately someone usually steps up and blames the MTA for whatever reason a fall occurs( and no i'm not a fan of the mta but neither am i a fan of frivolous lawsuits which this ity is full of)
j November 07, 2012 at 06:53 AM
im a mta train operator and anyone who falls on the tracks is to blame, stand behind the yellow line end of story,


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