A girl who was randomly shoved into the side of a moving subway car puzzled if she was “going to die” after the terrifying assault — which put her within the hospital in determined want of spinal surgical procedure, police and a witness stated Monday.
Nancy Marrero, 45, of Long Island City, stated she noticed the sufferer fixing her hair whereas strolling on the platform of the Lexington Avenue-63rd Street station round 6 a.m. Sunday when a person all of a sudden grabbed her head and floor it into the aspect of the departing practice.
“She didn’t even see it coming,” Marrero informed The Post. “With open palms he simply mushed her head — not her physique — into the practice. She simply tumbled, simply saved spinning as a result of the practice saved hitting her.”
The sufferer’s face was left gashed to the bone, Marrero recalled.
“You may see the white inside, that’s how dangerous it was,” the postal employee stated of the ensuing gash that laced its means down the girl’s bloody face. “She stated, ‘I don’t really feel my arms. I really feel like they’re damaged.’
“She simply saved asking me, ‘Am I going to die?’”
Authorities introduced the sufferer, recognized as Emine Ozsoy, 35, to Weill Cornell Medical Center, the place docs identified her with a spinal fracture and stated she would wish surgical procedure.
The NYPD is asking for the public’s help discovering her attacker, whom police described as a person between the ages of 30 and 40 years outdated who stands about 5 toes 7 inches tall. He has a light-weight complexion and ran off towards Second Avenue, cops stated.
Marrero stated Ozsoy informed her instantly after the shoving that she didn’t know her attacker — or what had simply transpired.
“I used to be like, ‘Do you already know him?’ Marrero stated. “She was like, ‘I don’t even know what occurred.’ I stated, ‘A gentleman simply shoved your head into the practice.’ She was like, ‘Oh my God, I don’t — I don’t even… I can’t even keep in mind what occurred.”
Ozsoy saved saying she wished to fall asleep. But Marrero wouldn’t let her.
“I used to be like, ‘No, don’t fall asleep. Keep speaking to me. You’re going to be tremendous,” Marrero stated. “Every time she went to shut her eyes, I might speak to her and she or he opened them again up. But she stated she felt very weak, drained and sleepy.”
Surveillance pictures launched Monday confirmed the suspect loitering across the platform holding a cup of coffee.
The assailant didn’t look homeless or soiled, Marrero stated. And the assault left her deeply shaken.
“When I acquired dwelling that night, I used to be in tears as a result of I simply saved seeing her face, seeing how he simply mushed her into that practice,” Marrero stated.
“I’m so frightened, and my son is frightened for me for when I’ve to depart within the morning to go to work,” Marrero stated. “Now I maintain my again in opposition to something I can. I’m traumatized.”
Additional reporting by Amanda Woods
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