Baby in Stroller Rescued After Falling on Tracks at Jamaica Subway Station

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska and Aidan Gardiner  on July 21, 2014 3:52pm

 A 2-year-old girl strapped in a stroller fell onto the tracks at the Jamaica Center subway station around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.
A 2-year-old girl strapped in a stroller fell onto the tracks at the Jamaica Center subway station around 11:15 a.m. Thursday, police said.
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QUEENS — A 2-year-old girl in a stroller fell onto the tracks at the Jamaica Center subway station Thursday morning after her mother stepped away briefly, police said.

The baby, who was strapped into the stroller, was ultimately rescued by her mom, who jumped on the tracks to get her, police said.

The 39-year-old woman had briefly walked away from the stroller to throw something away around 11:15 a.m. when the carriage fell onto the southbound E train tracks, police said.

“[The mother] screamed, and then jumped down,” said an MTA station cleaner who was at the station at the time.

Police said that MTA maintenance workers at the station helped the woman and her child back onto the platform and subway service was not interrupted.

The woman sprained her ankle and the baby suffered a bruise to her eye, police said.

Both were taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition, police said.

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