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Toddler Runs Ahead of Mom, Is Fatally Hit by Subway Train

NYC crew members left 'totally traumatized' by rush hour accident
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2019 11:47 AM CST
In this May 24, 2016, file photo, "L" train commuters work their way across a crowded subway platform in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

(Newser) – A 2-year-old boy got separated from his mother during rush hour at a New York City subway station and was struck by a train, police say. The boy ran ahead of his mother, whose hands were full with shopping bags, before slipping off a platform at the Fulton Street station in Lower Manhattan around 5:30pm Wednesday, reports CBS New York. The boy fell into the path of a train and died at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, reports the New York Times. "Our hearts break for the family," Andy Byford, president of the NYC Transit Authority, tells the Times, adding that some of the train's crew members were also taken to the hospital and "were totally traumatized." The death follows that of a woman struck by a train after falling off the edge of a platform at Brooklyn's Broadway Junction station on Sunday. (Read more New York City Subway stories.)

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