New York - Woman run over on tracks and lives
New York - A woman miraculously survived being run over by a train yesterday after plunging onto the tracks of a Midtown subway station.
Renee Bluestone, 52, fell in front of an uptown No. 6 train after swaying back and forth on a platform in the busy 59th Street station at around noon, police and MTA officials said.
Bluestone -- a petite, long-haired blonde who was wearing sunglasses -- fortunately landed in the trough between the tracks before she was run over by the first three cars of the train, according to MTA workers and other witnesses.
She was pulled back to the platform by fellow straphangers and seated on a bench, where they tried to calm her.
"She's lucky to be alive," said one MTA worker.
Bluestone seemed incoherent, however, after her near-death experience.
She constantly repeated that she was missing her gloves, even though they could be seen on her hands, said one MTA source.
"She seemed really out of it," the source added.
Bluestone, who lives on the Upper East Side, said she was having problems with her vision moments before falling, according to police sources.
She said she hurt her leg in the fall and was placed on a stretcher and wheeled to an ambulance.
While being moved through the station by EMS personnel, Bluestone realized that her tumble and miraculous survival might make headlines, and became hysterical.
"I don't want anyone to write about me," she said.
"I don't want anyone to see me. I don't want anyone to see me," Bluestone added, while trying to shield her face.
She then insisted on speaking with a female police officer.
"I want to speak to the woman. I want to speak to the woman," Bluestone yelled.
She was taken to New York Hospital in stable condition, said fire officials.
Train service was delayed for about an hour as a result of the incident.