A woman who fell onto the subway track at the State Center Metro station was seriously injured but is expected to survive after crawling into a space under the platform.

The incident, which occurred around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, briefly shut down the metro station near the state office building northwest of downtown Baltimore, according to Terry Owens, a spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration.

The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with lacerations and possible broken bones, Owens said. He said it is believed she was struck by the subway train as it passed her, but she was in an area under the platform and was not run over.

"She's certainly very fortunate that that space was there, to avoid coming into full contact with the train," Owens said.

Transit police were investigating how she fell.


  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts