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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Man killed after saving woman in New York City elevator accident


A 25-year-old man ​wished “Happy New Year” to a woman just before he saved her life by shoving her from a faulty elevator that suddenly took a plunge, but the brave act cost him his own life.

Stephen Hewett-Brown, 25, (left) was in the crowded elevator at 131 Broome St. ​on Manhattan’s Lower East Side ​when Erudi Sanchez, 43, (right) who lives in the building, ste​​pped inside around 11:45 p.m. with her 10-year-old nephew to throw out trash.


“When I got into the elevator, I felt it dropping and I thought my feet would get caught in the gap but the man pushed me out and said, ‘Happy New Year,’” Sanchez told The Post on Friday in Spanish.
But suddenly, the malfunctioning ​elevator dropped farther and Brown’s body was caught between ​it and the third floor, Sanchez said.
“I saw he was trapped and the elevator was crushing him. It was awful,” she said.
The woman’s son-in-law Emanuel Coronado, 23, desperately tried to pull Brown out, but it was too late.
“I feel bad I couldn’t save him. I tried to pull him out but the weight of the elevator was too heavy,” said Coronado, who was still shaken up by the horrific accident.
He said a woman in the elevator who appeared to be with Brown was in hysterics as she witnessed him being mangled.
“She was crying. He was saying, ‘I can’t breathe. Please help me,’” Coronado recalled. “To me, he is a hero. My mother-in-law might not be alive right now.”
A witness told The Post that ​Hewett-Brown and the other people in the elevator​, except for Sanchez,​ were dressed up and headed to a New Year’s Eve party on the 15th floor.
FDNY officials said a 911 call​ came in​ at 11:54 p.m. — and ​emergency responders were on the scene just five minutes later.
“It was a tragic call, a very unfortunate incident,” said an FDNY spokesman.
Sanchez was grateful for Brown’s selfless last act.
“He did a very valiant act to save me. We want to thank him and his family and pray that God gives them peace and comfort. It’s something I’ll never forget,” she said.
The traumatized woman also said the building is known to have issues with the elevators.
“They don’t do a good job repairing them. Two months ago we got stuck inside and had to press the alarm button and were rescued after 15 minutes,” she said.
Numerous complaints about elevators at the building have been filed with the city Department of Buildings​, some as recently as June 22, according to records.
Meanwhile, friends and family of Brown were ​in mourning Friday at his Eastchester home.
“I’m grieving my son. We don’t want to say anything,” Brown’s mom told reporters at their Eastchester home.
Brown — who went by the ​nickname​name StevOD — frequently posted his own written and recorded rap songs on SoundCloud and was working on an EP album, according to social media.
Ejiro Omenih, 22, said he wasn’t surprised to hear of his close pal’s heroic act.
“That’s the kind of heart he had. He’s always been like that, very responsible, caring about other people,” said Omenih through tears.
“He’s the head of the family. He has been the breadwinner for years, taking care of his grandmother, his mother, younger sister and a younger brother, Chris.”

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

May his soul rip! *princezz*

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DON JAZZY'S DRIVER! said...

Tragic.....!! Rip

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emebo tony said...

he's indeed a hero. RIP

Eclectic said...

RIP

Eclectic said...

RIP

Ann Chetachukwu Ubah MD said...

Brave man. Rip

Uzodave Startech said...

RIP brave one. IRepLIB

Eclectic said...

RIP

Charles Okafor said...

Choi... Dis new year ni






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iamkyno743@gmail.com (what is Linda Ikeji's native name)? said...

RIP to the dead

Anaekwe Ucheslimj said...

Gave his life for another, what other form of love is there?? He truly is a hero and may his gentle soul rest in peace!!








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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

He's sha a hero


...merited happiness

Odibe Blessing said...

Are you serus!this is quite painful...#cleaningtears

merit edeki said...

Eya.rip

LOL said...

Maybe in his next life he won't try to be superman?



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Vivian Reginalds said...

Heya. RIP
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Dafizy Flamezy said...

Eya!!! An hero he is. R.i.P to him. #IamMe

kelvin andre said...

Damn! RIP

Temi said...

Very Unfortunate

SHORTEST DUDE said...

This hurts you know?

Sobs

KC said...

He is indeed a hero...RIP


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BONARIO NNAGS said...

awww! may his soul rest in peace.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Ivy Godspower said...

Life an irony. Rip



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Pius Oluwe said...

So sad!

favour ezeh said...

Hmmmmmmm,what a lost,oh GOD give him enternal rest #Abi#

fabian eze said...

chaii..i wonder if i can do same.
The real me would first run for my life before trying to save anybody.
RIP to the young man..he was a hero.

favour ezeh said...

Hmmmmmmm,what a lost,oh GOD give him enternal rest #Abi#

NEW WIFE said...

awwww... he was a hero. Rip to him


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NEW WIFE said...

awwww... he was a hero. Rip to him


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Kingsly Anyaegbu said...

So sad.
RIP









#linda give me 1bo#

Anonymous said...

Awww, such a fine young man.. D mgt of d building should take time n repair d elevator nowww eee!!! May he rest well..

stellamoon chiakpo said...

Chai! Why will this young man die in place of a grandma? God knows the best. Rest on

GREAtson Vieriche CJ said...

Heeeyyya! What a way to die? Life for another life! I hope he is granted a speedy access through he pearls gate.

Olisa Francis said...

Rip

Yusuf habeeb said...

For such a wonderful heart nd I pray u find eternal peace... RIP

Achi Izuegbunem said...

RIP...

Angel Makiz said...

what a sad loss. may his soul rest in perfect peace.angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Babylawyer. said...

So sad. How many death already in less than 48hrs into 2016. R.I.P for ur bravery act.

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HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

So touching. RIP BRO

ossyd2 osamede said...

Hmm so so sad,Rip such a guy with a good heart

chiamogu ijeoma said...

Eyaa nawa ooo

Ogenah Boris said...

He died a hero. Rest in peace

Golden nwa said...

Eyaaa brave guy. RIP

iamkyno743@gmail.com (what is Linda Ikeji's native name)? said...

RIP

IRECHUKWU CHIGOZIE said...

Enter your comment... Chie may he rest in peace,and may non of us face this,in this year

anita gold said...

Even he spirit go quarrel am

anita gold said...

Rip sha

Anonymous said...

Rest in peace u died a hero

henry nicky said...

He is a hero in deed may his soul rest in peace

don snipes said...

So sad . He sud be celebrated......

.....just saying

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Adekunle Williams said...

R I P

fabian eze said...

chaii...am unsure if i can do this for another person.
My real self would first run for my life before looking for who to save.
He is a hero....RIP

fabian eze said...

chaii...am unsure if i can do this for another person.
My real self would first run for my life before looking for who to save.
He is a hero....RIP.

#XENO-FABIAN

olisavictor said...

They don manipulate am in the spiritual realm.

merit edeki said...

Rip

Anonymous said...

May God grant him eternal rest...

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Hmmmmmm. So sensitive and touching. RIP brown.

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Anonymous said...

Like all countries US is no good for the poor. Housing laws in UK and US are poor too. The negligence of the authorities killed him because the elevator was not fixed and they knew it was bad.

Williams Okikiola said...

#hero even in death! rip guy!

Akachi chidi said...

I see he as a hero...Believe

chyyy said...

What a loser! A guy with a wonderful heart!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Eeeeeeeyah! May his soul rest in peace. Linda take note!

henry dion said...

Rip kind heart
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Saint Luke Kubwa said...

Gud hero r i p.@lindafor2016

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

He is a hero Rip

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Rest in peace great Hero.

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Delsu calling

Maureen Mordi said...

Rip hero

mira cookie said...

RIP Brown

temitope faizat said...

Rip

Nnenne George said...

Chai... I feel like crying. Rip young man

Godwin Oseezy said...

Faulty equipments should be replaced, not until lives have been lost. They knew all along that the elevator was faulty, yet they kept managing it. Too bad. May his soul RIP.




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Adaobikamma said...

Chai! What a painful way to die. RIP good man.

Timothy Nelson said...

Y do good people always have to die?...RIP

Chidozie Bruce said...

So sad may his soul RIP #sneh

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Rest In Peace! He is a hero

Sir B. S Adogamhe said...

Very unfortunate. A brave young Man indeed. Life has no duplicate. The shld file for compensation.

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace. God please grant him mercy at your throne

micheal effiom said...

Rip man

lilian chinomso said...

RIP

lilian chinomso said...

RIP

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Rest in peace

Ruby Owanate said...

RIP to a good man

Tayar Rabboni said...

Rest In Peace



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izy 2 nv said...

HE ACCOMPLISHED HIS ASSIGNMENT TO BE AN ANGEL TO SOMEONE

dami llionaire said...

How sad! May God rest his soul....

Owolabi Joseph Ibukun said...

So Painful, Lovely and caring, may your soul Rest in perfect Peace

Owolabi Joseph Ibukun said...

We Love you but Jesus Love you more. R I P

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