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Mother rescues baby from train tracks

Posted by Kristi Palma  May 16, 2013 07:57 AM

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A runaway stroller carrying a 14-month-old baby fell onto train tracks in Philadelphia Wednesday, prompting the 28-year-old mother to jump onto the tracks to rescue her child. Check out the rescue in the CBS video above.

The mother hands the baby up to another passenger and then is pulled from the track. The baby was taken to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was treated for a cut on her forehead, reports the Huffington Post, and is expected to be OK.

"What it looks like to us is that the mother became distracted by something, didn't apply the brake on the stroller and the stroller was able to move off the platform and onto the tracks," Scott Sauer, director of system safety for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, told the Huffington Post.

A passenger used an emergency call box to alert police and stop the next inbound train, which, according to this video, was only a minute away from the stop.

What do you think of the rescue?

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