NYC subway shove target does not bear in mind attack, thankful for survival

The Brooklyn girl who had been pushed before a train in Union Square said she’s got no memory associated with horrifying attack.

Liliana Sagbaicela, 40, ended up being shoved before an oncoming 5 train by a stranger on her way to a cleansing work at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. She informed 1010 WINS this woman is fortunate becoming live, and contains a lot become thankful for this Thanksgiving.

“the things I remember, whenever I came here, i needed to hear my Bible, therefore I put it on that one, and it’s the last thing that i recall,” Sagbaicela stated.

“I didn’t understand what occurred. Once I was in the hospital, I wake-up, we unsealed my eyes and said, ‘exactly what happened?’ I do believe I became dreaming, because i did son’t have an idea,” she said. “Later, they slashed my clothes. Later, I state, ‘just what took place?’ … ‘You had accident.’”

“we saw into the video clip, the person — oh my, Jesus, we can’t believe it,” a difficult Sagbaicela said. “Is this happening? Now i realize why everybody together with police say to me, ‘You are alive the wonders. You May Be a miracle.”

Sagbaicela arrived inside the roadbed between your rails, and had been fairly unscathed because of the two train vehicles that passed over the lady a split second later. She’s in the home recovering with her spouse as well as 2 daughters.

Suspect Aditya Vemulapati, 24, who police state is homeless, is being held without bail on fees of attempted murder and assault. Officials informed Sagbaicela she continues to have to officially submit a complaint from the suspect, despite the fact that she’s scared to make the subway.

“The a very important factor [the detective] said — he’s got the reason why — if you didn’t place the charge, he’s likely to repeat. Because we got to allow him free, he’s gonna get it done to someone,” Sagbaicela said.

The Thursday morning assault emerged two hours after a panhandler allegedly shoved a guy on the tracks on Bryant Park station if the sufferer declined to offer him money.

Police state that suspect, 23-year-old Justin Pena, has a history of violently assaulting straphangers.

subway shove victim

subway shove victim

Liliana Sagbaicela

Carol D’Auria 1010 WINS



Sagbaicela following the assault.

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