Pa. Mother Rescues Toddler from Train Tracks

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A mother in a Philadelphia train station jumped onto the tracks to save her 14-month-old daughter.

The incident took place around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday and a surveillance video caught the dramatic rescue from start to finish.

The mother looked away momentarily, but it took only seven seconds for the toddler's stroller to roll away and tumble onto the tracks.

Without a second's hesitation, the mother jumped to the rescue.

Meanwhile, the video shows a woman push an emergency call button as a bystander pulls the child back to safety and another jumps onto the tracts to help the mother.

"It's heart wrenching because you can anticipate it," SEPTA Safety System Director Scott Sauer said. "It's one of our busiest lines and our trains run quite often," he said. "In this case, the stroller went into the track area; fortunately, when there were no trains running."

It turned out the train was one station away -- less than a minute from its approach to the 56th Street station.

The toddler suffered only cuts to her forehead and is expected to recover quickly.

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