Ugh, why do people keep getting pushed into the subway tracks? The Daily News today has an interview with 49-year-old Colombian immigrant Patricia Villa who was, completely out of the blue, picked up and tossed into the subway tracks by an unknown assailant on Tuesday night. Luckily for her, some of her classmates from an ESL class she was coming from were also waiting for the train and pulled her out before it pulled into the station.

"I just remember someone grabbing my head—boom—and then he twisted and threw me," Villa, 49, told the tabloid of the seemingly random incident. Luckily, the 92-pound woman managed to miss the third-rail in her fall, though she did get a nasty gash on the back of her head. "I lost consciousness, but only for a few seconds," she recalled. "I heard them yelling, but I didn’t know where I was. I felt something hot on my face. I didn’t know it was blood. Someone grabbed my left hand and pulled me up."

The people who pulled her up were classmates, who were terrified because they could hear a train coming—but couldn't tell from which track. In their rush to save Villa—who eventually needed staples to close up the hole in her head—the assailant escaped. And sadly, the News notes, "Officials said the station is not fitted with surveillance cameras at the turnstiles."

What's really disturbing about this incident is that it wasn't even close to the only shoving this year. To name just three, there was the L train shoving murder in March, an 81-year-old shoved in the tracks for his iPhone in February and the 62-year-old pushed by a homeless man in the same month. Which pretty much seals the deal for us—from now on we're going to start clinging to those station columns when we wait for the train.