A mystery madman viciously attacked and threw native Bronx woman Patricia Villa onto the tracks at Hunts Point Avenue Subway Station. Villa was then rescued by two of her ESL classmates after being knocked unconscious.
While cops are still hunting for the aggressor who randomly attacked Tuesday night around 9 p.m., the 49-year-old recounted her traumatizing experience to the Daily News:
“I just remember someone grabbing my head — boom — and then he twisted and threw me.”
According to witness accounts, the man appeared from the shadows and grabbed Villa from behind. The assailant then proceeded to shove Villa onto the track, where she was briefly knocked unconscious near the electric third rail.
It was then that two of her Public School 75 classmates came to her rescue and lifted her back onto the platform away from an oncoming train. One of the classmates who came to Villa’s rescue, 38-year-old Luis Polanco, initially went after the perpetrator and intended to punch him before realizing the Villa needed help:
“We were yelling, give me your hand — and we helped her up. We heard a train coming and we couldn’t tell which track it was on.I had to let him go to help her, she was more important. I feel good about what we did.”
While no one got a good look at the assailant, if not for her classmates, Villa could have suffered much worse as the train that was heard just before her rescue was on the same track.
“I thank God that I woke up and that my classmates were there,” Villa said.
Bronx Woman Thrown Onto Hunts Point Subway Tracks Saved by Classmates.