NEW YORK, NY. (WEHT/CNN) – A 45-year-old man jumped in front of a moving subway train while holding his 5-year-old daughter.
The man was killed, but the little girl is expected to be okay.
One witness, Jennifer Hub says, “the man I saw jump in had a little girl, in his arms, next thing I know he and her jumped.”
Cell phone video shows good Samaritans pulling the little girl from under the subway train just after 8 am.
Others on the platform comforted the youngster who just barely escaped with her life.
Witnesses could only watch as the 45-year-old father grabbed his 5-year-old daughter and jumped in front of the southbound 4 train.
Witnesses say the train slowed down but couldn’t stop in time, running over the man and little girl.
The little girl suffered only minor injuries, while her father was killed.
The incident left commuters traumatized and searching for answers.
Hub says, “I’m a mom. And this devastated me like crazy. I watched it first and I’m absolutely so thankful that she’s all right.”
Police say it’s still unclear why the man jumped.
They are now investigating.
The girl’s mother met the child at the hospital, and she is expected to be okay.