MANHATTAN, NY – A NYC subway train hit and killed a young boy, 2-years-old, in Manhattan Wednesday evening.
According to authorities, the toddler was stuck between the platform and a number 2 train traveling northbound. The incident occurred at the Fulton Street subway train station around 5:36 p.m.
Furthermore, the boy was seen walking ahead of his mother who was coming down the stairs carrying bags. However, he reached the train platform before her and approached the oncoming train. As a result, the young boy was pinned between the platform and subway train.
At that point, he was pulled from the train and rushed to a hospital by EMS. However, upon arrival, the young toddler was pronounced dead. Additionally, officers had to use airbags to lift the train, according to CBS 2.
It should be noted that the incident is still under investigation, as per a statement issued by NYC Transit President Andy Byford.
Apart from this, the Rail Control Center expressed their feelings regarding the incident as well. Conveying how heartbroken they are for the family involved in the NYC subway train incident. Also, reminding everyone out there to be kind and to take care of one another.
In the same manner, Byford issued a statement on behalf of the entire organization. It reads as follows:
“Our hearts are broken for the family, and the MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] is praying for them. Our thoughts are with the crew of the train, as well.”