2-Year-Old Child Killed By Manhattan Subway Train After Falling On Tracks – CBS New York
Chopper 2’s Dan Rice was over the scene Wednesday evening where the accident occurred, near Fulton and William Streets in Lower Manhattan.
The incident reportedly happened just before 6 p.m. at the Fulton Street station.
Police sources tell CBS2 officers had to use airbags to lift the train. At this time, authorities say the toddler got separated from his mother for a brief moment and then fell onto the tracks. The two-year-old was struck by a northbound train on the 2/3 line.
NYC Transit President Andy Byford released the following statement after the tragedy:
“NYC Transit and NYPD are investigating a tragic incident at Fulton Street Station where a young boy apparently became separated from his mother and was struck by a northbound number 2 train at 5:36 p.m. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation. The boy was removed to a local hospital by EMS and was later pronounced deceased. Our hearts break for the family and the MTA is praying for them. Our thoughts are with the crew of the train as well.”