MIDTOWN — A 71-year-old female pedestrian was seriously hurt after a 56-year-old woman fatally jumped from the third floor window of a Midtown building and struck her Friday afternoon, according to witnesses and the NYPD.
The woman who jumped was declared dead at Bellevue Hospital and the elderly woman was in serious condition at Weill Cornell Medical Center, an NYPD spokesman said.
"I heard the ambulance first and people running there. I went out and saw and went, "Oh my God,'" said Stacy Jung, who works at Vivace Nails and Spa.
The woman who jumped "had blood coming from her head," Jung said, adding that the pedestrian was "lying down on the street" and did not appear to move before emergency responders arrived.
Jung recognized the woman who jumped as a regular customer, whose hands were often shaking while she got manicures.
"I feel very sad when I [saw] her on the ground," the worker said. "I don't know what's going on here."
A neighbor of the woman who jumped said she sometimes heard her having an argument with her husband, but nothing out of hand.
"They were good with each other," said Anne Reilly, 71. "When I went down, I saw they were putting her in the ambulance. Her hair was in curls. She always took care of herself."
Reilly added that the woman told her she suffered from bad headaches.
"She had her hard times," the neighbor said. "She was a very sweet woman."
A man selling Christmas trees across the avenue said he felt bad for the women.
"It makes me think New York is a big city and there's lot of loneliness," said the man, who just gave his first name, Guillaume. "It's terrible bad luck for the [pedestrian] and much more dramatic."