A woman suffered severe spinal injuries and is clinging to life after a stranger shoved her into the side of a train as it pulled out of an Upper East Side subway station, police said Monday.
The 35-year-old victim was walking on a downtown at the Lexington Ave.-E. 63rd St. station when she was attacked about 6:05 a.m. Sunday, cops said.
The assailant came up from behind and shoved her into a departing E train running on the F line due to repair work. Her head struck the moving train.
Medics rushed the victim to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell, where she remained in critical condition Monday.
Police say the woman, who lives in Queens, suffered head injuries and spinal injuries for which she underwent surgery and has not been able to remember much about the incident.
The attacker ran off toward the Second Ave. exit and has not been caught.
Cops released surveillance footage of the suspect, who appears to be holding a cup of coffee, on the platform and asked the public’s help identifying him and tracking him down.
He is described as between 30 and 40, about 5-foot-6 and having a light complexion.
Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.