Malaysia Goodson: Mom Dies in NYC Subway Stairs Fall

Young mom takes fatal fall down Midtown subway station stairs while carrying baby daughter in stroller cops

The young mother's death, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investigating, sparked complaints about the lack of accessibility in the NY subway system.

A CT mother died after falling down the stairs leading to a NY subway with her 1-year-old daughter and stroller in tow. Police say Goodson was found unresponsive on the platform around 8pm Monday and was pronounced dead in the hospital, the Guardian reports.

Goodson's 1-year-old daughter, Rhylee, was found underneath her in good condition, sources said.

Lt. Paul Ng, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, told the mum had been carrying her daughter in her arms when she fell.

An investigation is underway as to whether Malaysia suffered a medical episode that led to her death or if the impact from the fall killed her.

Police said it's unknown whether the child was in a stroller during the incident, as initially reported by authorities.

He said his sister was a protective, caring mother. Only about a quarter of the city's 472 subway stations have elevators, and the elevators that do exist are often out of service.

There is no elevator at the 7th Ave. and 53rd st. station and the only escalator goes up not down.

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A 10-minute journey for able-bodied people can take up to three hours for disabled people or those who are otherwise mobility impaired, said Centre for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY) organiser Monica Bartley in 2018.

Investigators are working to determine what caused Malaysia Goodson to fall.

The MTA was sued in 2017 over its accessibility issues.

The MTA has pledged to make 50 more stations accessible by 2023, but this falls far short of complete accessibility.

"I am heartbroken by this tragedy, and am keeping this family in my thoughts".

"Malaysia just gave so much of her self", Anthony told The New York Times.

Malaysia Goodman's mother, Tamika, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her daughter's funeral.

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