REVEALED: Young woman, 22, tragically killed by NYC subway train after falling onto the tracks at Grand Central station was an intern at Lazard investment bank and an NYU student
- A 22-year-old woman who was was hit by an incoming southbound 7 train at Grand Central Station on Tuesday at 11pm has been named as Helen Chen
- The train operator was unable to stop in time and hit the unidentified woman
- It is unclear at this time how she fell onto the tracks
- Firefighters and EMTs tried to pull her out from under the train, but she was pronounced dead an hour later
- The 7 train was temporarily suspended while authorities worked to save her
A woman who was killed after falling onto the subway tracks at New York City‘s Grand Central Station on Tuesday night has been named as 22-year-old Helen Chen.
Chen, from Burbank, California was killed after a conductor was unable to stop in time as a southbound 7 train pulled into the station, striking her shortly before 11pm.
Chen had been working as an intern at investment bank, Lazard at their New York office at Rockefeller Center.
‘Lazard is devastated about the tragic death of our colleague. The loss of someone so early in life is unimaginable. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and her Lazard colleagues,’ the company said.
The train operator reportedly tried to stop the train before hitting the woman, but was unable to break in time, cops told the New York Post.
Firefighters and EMTs tried to help the woman out from under the train, but she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
An unidentified woman, 20, was struck and killed by an incoming southbound 7 train at Grand Central (pictured) on Tuesday night
She reportedly fell onto the 7 train tracks and the train operator was unable to brake in time. Firefighters and EMTs tried to rescue the woman
Firefighters were seen rushing toward the scene in the subway tunnels
They were unable to get the woman out before she died and she was pronounced dead around an hour after the incident
Several firefighters were pictured lying on the platform, reaching between the subway car and the yellow safety strip of the platform with medical equipment scattered on the ground.
First responders tried to resuscitate the woman but they were not successful in their attempts.
Shortly after police arrived to the scene, the power was cut off from the tracks.
Police said they weren’t immediately sure what caused her to fall but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.
The 7 train was suspended in both directions for a portion of the tracks as emergencies teams work diligently to help the woman
The 7 train was delayed in both directions due to the tragic incident and was temporarily suspended between 34 St-Hudson Yards and Hunters Point Avenue.
There were no delays on the 7 train route as of 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)