When emergency responders arrived at the subway station on Monday night, Goodson was unconscious and unresponsive, police said.
Goodson's daughter was not seriously injured.
'She was very protective, she died trying to protect her baby.
Police have said that it is not clear if Ms Goodson passed away due to the fall, or if she suffered from a medical condition. While the ultimate cause of the event is being investigated by the MTA, medical examiner, and the NYPD, we know how important it is to improve accessibility in our system.
"This is a heartbreaking tragedy", Tarek said. Based on her body position and lack of marks, police don't think the young mother fell far. "The illegal inaccessibility of New York City's subways under @NYGovCuomo and @NYCMayor is a national disgrace", wrote one Twitter user. Additionally, they malfunction about 53 times a year.
The subway station in midtown Manhattan did not have an elevator. That can make them frustrating for disabled subway riders who depend on them and an unappealing option for straphangers who do not.
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The CIDNY is behind a pair of ongoing state and federal lawsuits, filed in 2017, alleging the Metropolitan Transport Authority's (MTA) failure to install elevators in every station is in violation of state human rights legislation and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. "That's an environment the MTA should not allow".
In June 2018, the MTA appointed Alex Elegudin to the role of accessibility chief, a first for the transportation agency.
Elegudin has used a wheelchair since suffering a spinal cord injury stemming from a deer-related vehicle accident in 2003.
After graduating in 2015, her mother said, Goodson had big dreams.
Family told reporters that the young mom was a daycare provider in her hometown of Stamford but was in the city Monday to visit a cousin. They reviewed surveillance video and said Goodson wasn't pushed, and that no problems were found with the stairs, railing or floor. "I don't know what to do". The post quickly drew dozens of comments. Her tragedy has renewed calls to expand accessibility for the subway's disabled riders - and mothers.