Manhattan, NY – Woman with One-Year-Old Falls to her Death in Unsafe Property Accident
Manhattan, NY (January 29, 2019) – A woman tragically died after falling down stairs inside of a subway station in Manhattan on Monday night, January 28. Authorities stated that the fatal accident occurred at around 8:00 p.m. while the victim, identified as 22-year-old Malaysia Goodson, of Stamford, CT, was holding her one-year-old daughter.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of the accident inside the Seventh Avenue B-D-E station where Goodson was found unconscious after falling down a flight of stairs. She was immediately transported to Mt Sinai West Hospital to be treated, however, she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
According to authorities, mothers with strollers or other pushchairs are commonly forced to use the stairs at Seventh Avenue/53rd Street station as the escalator at that location is not suitable for strollers. Goodson’s one-year-old daughter was unharmed in the fall.
Police are actively conducting a thorough investigation into the incident.
Unsafe Property Accidents in New York
While it is a comforting thought to believe that we are safe wherever we may need to go, unsafe property accidents in New York happen all the time. We would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Malaysia Goodson during this tragic and devastating time. Although it may be terribly difficult, it is imperative for the bereaved family to understand that they could likely have significant rights at this time.
At Hach & Rose, we firmly believe in representing the fellow members of our community who have been unfairly affected by the negligence of another party or other entity. We believe that it is our basic right to assume safety as we travel, particularly while attempting to use public transportation. Our compassionate New York accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one in an unsafe property accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.