A Florida woman who fell on a walkway as she tried to board a Southwest plane in February of last year, has died.
According to a lawsuit filed against the airline, 25-year-old Gaby Assouline, who used a wheelchair due to a genetic muscle condition, asked for assistance getting down the walkway but employees refused to help her. As she made her way down the jetway, her wheelchair tipped over causing her to fall and suffer a severe head injury that left her paralyzed from the neck down.
Southwest responded to the lawsuit, claiming employees tried to help her but that she refused their offer.
Upon learning of her passing, Southwest issued the following statement:
“Southwest offers its sincere condolences to Ms. Assouline’s family, friends and all whose lives she touched,” the statement reads. “We have a more than 51-year commitment to caring for our People and Customers and remain engaged with the parties involved.”
Source: NY Post