The Brooklyn woman who was pushed in front of a train in Union Square said she has no memory of the horrifying attack.
Liliana Sagbaicela, 40, was shoved in front of an oncoming 5 train by a stranger on her way to a cleaning job at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. She told 1010 WINS she is lucky to be alive, and has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
“What I remember, when I arrived there, I wanted to listen to my Bible, so I put it on this one, and it’s the last thing that I remember,” Sagbaicela said.
“I didn’t know what happened. When I was in the hospital, I wake up, I opened my eyes and said, ‘What happened?’ I think I was dreaming, because I didn’t have an idea,” she said. “Later, they cut my clothes. Later, I say, ‘What happened?’ … ‘You had accident.’”
“I saw in the video, the man — oh my, God, I can’t believe it,” an emotional Sagbaicela said. “Is this happening? Now I understand why everybody and the police say to me, ‘You are alive for the miracles. You are a miracle.”
Sagbaicela landed right in the roadbed between the rails, and was relatively unscathed by the two train cars that passed over her a split second later. She is at home recovering with her husband and two daughters.
Suspect Aditya Vemulapati, 24, who police say is homeless, is being held without bail on charges of attempted murder and assault. Officers told Sagbaicela she still has to formally file a complaint against the suspect, even though she is scared to take the subway.
NYC subway shove victim doesn’t remember attack, thankful for survival
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