An NYC subway.

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A woman waiting on the platform for a Brooklyn subway lost one of her legs when she fell onto the tracks and was struck by an oncoming train.

Around 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, the victim was waiting on the B and Q platform at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclay's Center station when she became dizzy and fell into the subway’s path, authorities told the New York Daily News. A northbound train then hit her.

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The woman, who had a leg severed by the train, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition, the Daily News added.


This incident comes almost two weeks after another woman fell from a subway platform in Brooklyn, ABC7 reported. On Thursday, July 21, a pregnant woman became dizzy and fell onto the tracks at the 71st Street station in Bensonhurst.

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In that earlier incident, bystanders jumped onto the tracks and were able to pull the woman to safety seconds before a Manhattan-bound D train entered the station, ABC7 added.

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