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.

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