2-year-old fatally crushed by train in Manhattan after slipping away from mom

9 month ago

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A New York City boy was fatally hit by an uptown No. 2 train in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday, police said.

The 2-year-old child who had apparently slipped away from his mother was killed on the platform on the Fulton St. station at William St. at around 5:36 p.m.

The boy's foot slid off the platform and he was pulled between it and a moving train.

Responding officers freed the boy from underneath the train and he was immediately rushed to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly later.

"Our hearts break for the family and the MTA is praying for them," New York City Transit President Andy Byford said. "Our thoughts are with the crew of the train as well."

The MTA is considering subway platform doors to keep riders from falling onto tracks.