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Irish woman is run over by three trains in New York City

By Brian O'Reilly

An Irish woman had a miraculous escape after she was run over by three subway trains in New York. Mary Downey (22), an Irish immigrant living in the Bronx, fell on to the tracks at Times Square Station.

However, the quick-thinking Irish woman managed to avoid an almost-certain death by lying in the trough between the tracks.

The incident happened at around 6am in front of horrified commuters. The only injury she suffered was a broken shoulder.

Fire Chief Mike Meyers said: "She was lucky enough to have – it looks like to us – rolled to the platform and was in between the platform and the train when the train came into the station."

Ms Downey was treated in hospital and later discharged.

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