2007_09_wheelchair.jpgA scary incident at a Penn Station subway station: A woman in a wheelchair rolled into a moving subway. The 50-something woman apparently lost control of her wheelchair; the Post reports that she hit an uptown 2 train "just as it began pulling out, and ricocheted into a pillar." Yikes!

The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition. The Daily News noted, "Despite blood collecting on the platform, travelers went about their business" and a witness added, "There were a lot of people on the platform, but most of them didn't do anything [to help her]. That was the sad part."

Last year, there was an AP article about the difficulties disabled riders have in navigating the subways - Disabled Riders Coalition coordinator Michael Harris had to transfer three times to find a station that was accessible. And the MTA has lagged behind making sure subway station elevators are maintained for the disabled to the point that the Justice Department has launched an investigation. Here's a list of accessible MTA stations.