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Woman Killed After Falling Onto Brooklyn Subway Track

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A woman was killed Tuesday morning after she was struck by a number 3 train in Brooklyn.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Utica Avenue station.

Police say the woman, who is said to be in her 40s, fell backwards onto the station's Manhattan-bound track and may have been sick at the time.

Service on the line was suspended during the investigation but has since resumed.

Tuesday's incident is just the latest in a string of recent subway-related deaths.

At least one straphanger who spoke with NY1 at the scene said a lack of eyes on station platforms may be to blame.

"Even monitoring would help. We're down there, there's nobody looking, there's nobody watching, there's nobody making sure that everyone's OK. So you're just left to your own devices and the devices of who knows whom," said one subway rider.

The City Council held an emergency meeting on subway safety last week.

Among the options discussed was the installation of gates or infrared sensors that would detect people on the tracks and signal oncoming trains.

Last year alone, 55 people were killed in subway-related incidents.

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