New York City’s first subway death of 2013 came just hours into the new year, when a 28-year-old woman reportedly laid down on the tracks and was struck by a train, the New York Post reported.Dana Ferrari, from Pennsylvania, had spent New Year’s Eve with her fiancé attending a Phish concert.
The concert was at Madison Square Garden, above the 34th Street station where she was killed. She was struck by a northbound No. 2 train at 5:20 a.m.
Her sister told the Post that “Dana definitely wasn’t a drinker.” However, witnesses said she appeared intoxicated and that she walked down service stairs in the subway station before climbing down onto the tracks, according to the Daily News.
Gothamist reports that the city Medical Examiner’s Office has not determined the cause of death, and is doing testing.
In 2012, 139 people were hit by New York City trains; 54 died. The problem is such that subway operators consider themselves lucky if they go five years without hitting someone who has fallen onto the tracks.
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