Tragedy was averted at a New York City subway Tuesday after a heroic stranger rescued a one-year-old who was swept onto the tracks of an oncoming train by a gust of wind.
The mystery rescuer jumped onto the elevated tracks and scooped up the boy, who was in his stroller, seconds before a train pulled into the station. The incident unfolded at 12.45pm on Tuesday in Brooklyn.
One witness, Khalima Ansari, told the New York Daily News that the man had seen the train coming but ‘didn’t care’ and jumped in front of it to save the tot anyway.
The boy’s mother had parked the stroller on the platform but forgot to put the brakes on before she turned away to look after three other children.
A sudden gust of wind then blasted the stroller and toddler off the edge of the platform to the horror of onlookers.
Ansari, 21, told the paper that the boy’s mom was ‘frozen’ in shock.
Seeing the commotion ahead, the train's operator was honking his horn before he managed to grind to a halt midday into the station, reported the Daily News.
The toddler suffered a gash to his forehead and was taken to Brookdale Hospital for treatment. Speaking from the hospital, the boy’s father said he was thankful his son was all right.
‘We don’t know who helped us,’ he added to the Daily News.
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