A 21-year-old woman in New York City was killed this weekend in a tragic accident on the city’s subway.
The New York Post reports that Helen McDonald-Phalon became wedged between the subway platform and moving train that was in the Union Square station. McDonald-Phalon reportedly fell onto the tracks as the train pulled away.
The young aspiring actress was reportedly lying on the tracks for 10 minutes until another subway conductor spotted her and stopped the incoming subway train. The MTA is reportedly investigating the incident, and there are not yet further details about her specific cause of death.
McDonald-Phalon’s mother Ann McDonald told the New York Post that her daughter was working towards a career in musical theater, and that she’d had a bad day at work at the retail store ThinkGeek, which sells computer accessories and gadgets.
“She was working and just trying to make it. She had a bad day at work, some customer was rude to her, and she went out to blow off some steam and she slipped on the subway and fell,” McDonald said.
“She was a loving, kind, amazing, beautiful, talented woman, and she slipped on the train and the train took off and that’s it.”
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