Father, 45, jumps to death for a train while holding his 5-year-old daughter in his arms in the Bronx – and she miraculously survives
- The 45-year-old man committed suicide on Monday and injured his young daughter
- Authorities said the man had her in his arms when he jumped for a number 4 train
- Police said the five-year-old has miraculously sustained non-life-threatening injuries
- The incident occurred around 8:00 am on Kingsbridge Road station in the Bronx
A man from New York City committed suicide early on Monday and injured his five-year-old daughter as he jumped for an oncoming train.
The father, whose name was not released, jumped around 8 o'clock for a number 4 train in the Bronx.
According to the New York Post, the 45-year-old man detained his young daughter during the incident at Kingsbridge Road station.
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A man from New York City committed suicide early on Monday and injured his five-year-old daughter when he jumped for an oncoming train (photo, investigating train staff)
The father, whose name has not been released, jumped around 8 o'clock for a train No. 4 (right) in the Bronx. The police speak to a witness
The 45-year-old man detained his young daughter during the incident at Kingsbridge Road station (photo on the photo)
The man was declared dead on the spot by emergency services.
His daughter survived. Authorities said the girl had been brought to the Jacobi Medical Center with minor injury.
In a video from the Post, two good Samaritans were seen trying to help the girl after the train stopped.
The two men see it reaching for the child as it crawls under the train in a pink backpack.
One of the men then lifts the girl to a group of bystanders. One woman is seen making the certain girl in order.
Cesar Dominguez, 29, was one of those good Samaritans who told the Post that he had to jump down & # 39; after he heard the young girl cry for her father.
The man was declared dead on the spot by emergency services. His daughter survived. Authorities said the girl had been brought to the Jacobi Medical Center with injuries. Firefighters are seen investigating the incident
Two good Samaritans tried to help the girl after the train stopped at the station (file image). They were also injured, but the police said they were less important
& # 39; When I hear her cry, I hear my daughter, & # 39; said Dominguez, a father of six.
Dominguez also remembered how the man jumped.
& # 39; No one has fallen. No one pushed him … I've never seen anything like this in my life, & he told the Post.
Dominguez and the other good Samaritan were injured, but the police said they were less important.
The New York police are currently investigating the incident and no further information was immediately available.
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