Infant in stroller falls onto Philly train tracks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PHILADELPHIA A stroller carrying a 14-month-old girl has rolled off a west Philadelphia train station platform and fallen onto the tracks, injuring her.

The girl's mother jumped onto the tracks to rescue her. The girl has been hospitalized with a cut on her forehead.

Surveillance video shows the girl's mother on the platform Wednesday afternoon with the girl in a jogging stroller, which slowly rolls forward before tumbling to the tracks about 5 feet below.

The stroller comes to rest on the outer rail, which carries no charge. The woman is seen jumping down and lifting the infant to a man waiting on the platform.

Other passengers ran to help. One alerted transit police, who stopped an incoming train.

Transit officials say it looks as though the mother was distracted. Police say no charges will be filed.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 207643621 - wndu.com/a?a=207643621