Woman with baby jumps in front of train at Bronx station, NYPD says

Woman with baby jumps in front of train at Bronx station, NYPD says

The two were expected to be OK, police said.

A woman with an infant jumped in front of a 4 train at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station in the Bronx Wednesday, police said.
A woman with an infant jumped in front of a 4 train at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station in the Bronx Wednesday, police said. Photo Credit: John Roca

A 30-year-old woman and her 2-month-old son narrowly missed being hit by a train in the Bronx, police said Wednesday, the same day a 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a train in Queens.

Witnesses told police the woman jumped with her baby in her arms as a southbound 4 train was coming into the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station at about 9:30 a.m., but the woman said she tripped and fell, police said.

The train went over them, but they weren’t hit. Both were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries and are expected to be OK.

Also around 9:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man came in contact with a J train at the Cleveland Street station in Cypress Hills, but he was not seriously injured, an NYPD spokesman said. The man, who was taken to a hospital with a minor injury to his leg, had gone onto the track to get a dropped bag, the spokesman said.

Hours later, at about 1:30 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was killed when she jumped in front of a train at the 21st Street-Queensbridge station in Long Island City, police said.

Service changes were in effect on the F and M lines for about an hour and a half, but all trains resumed normal schedules just before 3 p.m., according to the MTA.

Nicole Brown