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Woman dies carrying stroller down stairs in the New York subway

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Malaysia Goodson, 22, fell down the stairs at 7th Avenue Station on 53rd Street

A 22-year-old mother died after falling down the stairs at a New York subway station while carrying her daughter's stroller.

Malaysia Goodson was found on the platform of the 7th Avenue station at 53rd Street on Monday night, police said.

Her one-year-old daughter, Rhylee, was found conscious and treated at the scene. She was not seriously injured and is with the family.

The incident has once again raised the issue of accessibility in the city's metro.

Ms. Goodson was pronounced dead at the Mt Sinai West hospital.

According to reports, she was born in New York, but lived in Stamford, Connecticut.

His brother Dieshe told Connecticut News 12 that his sister had been shopping in the city and had "many bags and the baby in the cart."

"This is an absolutely heartbreaking incident," said spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Shams Tarek.

While the authorities are investigating the case, Mr. Tarek said: "We know how important it is to improve accessibility in our system."

Only 24% of New York's 472 subway stations are classified as accessible, according to a report from New York City comptroller Scott Stringer, the lowest rate in the country.

There is no elevator at the 7th Avenue station, reports the New York Times.

A GoFundMe page has been created to support Mrs. Goodson's daughter.

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