Literally. One of the many reasons not to stand that close to the tracks.
A law student experienced every New Yorker’s worst nightmare when she fainted and fell on to the subway tracks in Brooklyn.
Rikke Bukh, 22, fell into the path of a Manhattan-bound train at the Bedford Avenue station in Williamsburg as it approached the platform on Thursday around 11.15am.
‘Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Did I hit her?’ the L-train operator said, while jumping out to see if the woman was OK, according to the New York Post.
Miraculously, Bukh survived her fall as she landed between the rail and platform wall.
Rikke Bukh, 22, survived fainting and falling onto the subway track at a station in Brooklyn just as a Manhattan-bound train approached the platform on Thursday morning
On-lookers were shook by what they saw, and what they thought they might have seen
The young woman became dizzy and fell off-balance, off the platform and down into the track area, police told the New York Post.
‘The train stopped, and she was underneath it,’ Basch said.
‘It was a terrifying thing to witness. You consider, oh my God, did I just watch somebody die?’