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3-Year-Old Rescued After Falling Between Train And Platform At Market East Station

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A 3-year-old girl was rescued after she fell onto the train tracks at the Market East station Tuesday morning.

According to SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch, at 8:53 a.m., a 3-year-old girl fell into the gap between the train and the platform, becoming trapped on the tracks underneath.

“It was a very scary situation for the family and also for the crew,” Busch said.

Fortunately, three SEPTA employees were able to respond quickly and rescue the little girl from the tracks.

“They were aware of it as soon as it happened,” Busch said. “The approximate time between the fall and the rescue was only about a minute and that was, large part, due to the quick response of our conductors.”

Busch said assistant conductor Bobby Jackson was able to go through a trap door that allowed him to go underneath the train and onto the tracks. From there, he was able to bring the little girl back to safety.

With the exception of getting a little dirty from being on the tracks, the girl suffered no injuries and was immediately reunited with her parents.

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