Mom saves baby who lands on Jamaica tracks

By Juan Soto

A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said.

According to the authorities, the mother of the 2-year-old baby girl stepped away from the stroller to throw away trash about 11:15 a.m. as they were waiting for an eastbound E train.

The 39-year-old mom jumped onto the rail bed to rescue her daughter at the station, at Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue. Immediately afterward, Metropolitan Transportation Authority maintenance workers and straphangers who were at the station jumped onto the tracks and were able to pull both mother and daughter back onto the platform, police said.

Both were taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition. The mother was treated for a sprained ankle and the baby for a bruise in her eye.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said the mother was released and that there was no new information about the baby, who received medical attention at the Emergency Department.

Authorities said no trains approached the station during the incident.

Reach reporter Juan Soto by e-mail at jsoto@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4564.

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