Woman, 22, killed by subway train at NYC’s Grand Central was an investment bank intern
REVEALED: Young woman, 22, tragically killed by NYC subway after falling on track at Grand Central station, was an intern at Lazard investment bank and an NYU student
- A 22-year-old woman who was hit by an incoming southbound train 7 at Grand Central Station at 11 p.m. Tuesday has been named as Helen Chen
- The driver was unable to stop in time and hit the unknown woman
- It’s unclear at this point how she fell on the rails
- Firefighters and EMTs tried to pull her out from under the train, but an hour later she was pronounced dead
- The 7 train was temporarily shut down while authorities tried to rescue her
22-year-old Helen Chen has been named 22-year-old Helen Chen.
Chen, of Burbank, California, was killed after a conductor was unable to stop in time when a southbound train pulled into the station and struck her shortly before 11 p.m.
Chen had an internship at the investment bank, Lazard at their New York office in Rockefeller Center.
“Lazard is devastated by the tragic passing of our colleague. Losing someone so early in life is unimaginable. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and her Lazard colleagues,” the company said.
The train driver reportedly tried to stop the train before hitting the woman but was unable to brake in time, police told police. New York Post†
Firefighters and paramedics tried to help the woman out of the train, but she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
An unidentified woman, 20, was hit and killed by an incoming train heading South 7 in Grand Central Tuesday night (pictured)
She reportedly fell on the 7 train tracks and was unable to brake in time. Firefighters and paramedics tried to save the woman
Firefighters were rushed to the scene in the subway tunnels
They were unable to get the woman out before she died and she was pronounced dead about an hour after the incident
Several firefighters were pictured on the platform, reaching between the metro and the platform’s yellow safety strip with medical equipment scattered on the ground.
Rescuers tried to resuscitate the woman, but were unsuccessful.
Shortly after police arrived, power was cut off from the tracks.
Police said they weren’t immediately sure what caused her to fall, but there are no suspicious circumstances.
The 7 train was suspended in both directions on part of the tracks as emergency teams work diligently to help the woman
Train 7 was delayed in both directions as a result of the tragic incident and was temporarily interrupted between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Hunters Point Avenue.
There was no delay on train route 7 on Wednesday morning.
A large police presence was seen near the station, as seen on the Citizens app
The incident took place at Grand Central Terminal (pictured)