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*Update* Stroller With Baby Rolls Onto Train Tracks

Note: Cell phone in, "mom's," right hand!

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First on 6abc: Baby Rescued After Stroller Falls Onto SEPTA, (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority), Tracks

Updated at 08:43 PM today

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WEST PHILADELPHIA - May 15, 2013 (WPVI) -- A 14-month-old baby girl is hospitalized after a stroller overturned onto SEPTA tracks in West Philadelphia, officials say.

The incident occurred at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday along the Market-Frankford Line at 56th Street.

The stroller slowly rolls toward the eastbound track and topples over with the child inside.

The stroller comes to rest on the rail. Luckily, the outer rail was not charged.

The video shows the child's mother jumping down into the well and lifts her baby to a man waiting on the platform.

Other passengers run over to help; one woman hits the call button to alert SEPTA police.

SEPTA System Safety Director Scott Sauer says he was shaken by what he saw on the video.

"It's heart-wrenching because you can anticipate it because the stroller does start to move at a very slow rate of speed and it kind of builds up. You want to tell someone to grab the stroller," Sauer said.

SEPTA police were able to stop an incoming train at 60th Street. No other trains passed during the incident.

"Our Market-Frankford Line is one of our busiest lines and our trains run quite often, every 6 to 10 minutes apart. In this case, the stroller went into the track area, fortunately when there were no trains running," Sauer said.

The 14-month-old suffered a laceration to the forehead.

Paramedics responded and transported the baby to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment.

SEPTA police have talked to the child's mother and say there will be no charges filed.

They say it was an accident and serves as a reminder for other SEPTA riders to lock the stroller brake when waiting on the platform.

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http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?se...cal&id=9105396

First on 6abc:

Mom of Baby in SEPTA Fall is Grateful, Shaken Up

Updated at 11:29 PM today

by DAVID HENRY

WEST PHILADELPHIA - May 15, 2013 (WPVI) -- When a stroller carrying a baby went onto the tracks along the SEPTA Market-Frankford Line on Wednesday, it was a gut-wrenching moment that has now been seen around the world.

Action News spoke to the mother, Teneka Greer, who was holding her 14-month-old baby daughter Akayla. Akayla was in the stroller at the time it fell off the platform at the station on 56th Street.

Both mother and daughter are fine.

"Today, everybody's doing a little better. We're a little shook up from what happened yesterday," Teneka Greer of West Philadelphia said.

Teneka says it happened in a split second.

She was standing on the platform next to the stroller and turned around to look at the clock.

When she turned back, the stroller was gone.

She didn't see it plunge off the platform and onto the tracks.

"I was looking at the time and it just happened suddenly. I would never ever imagine. I literally just turned my head to look at the time. I started looking around and then I heard a scream and that's when I started to scream," Teneka said.

Teneka jumped down onto the tracks to grab Akayla.

A woman standing nearby punched the alarm button, while two men jumped onto the tracks to help.

SEPTA stopped the next train that would have been there within minutes.

Teneka and the others got Akayla back onto the platform and she was rushed to the hospital.

Remarkably, Akayla suffered minor bumps and bruises and doesn't appear any worse for the wear today.

"She's doing a lot better, a lot better than it actually looks. I'm extremely happy and very much blessed," Teneka said.

Teneka was a nervous wreck and is only now calm enough to talk about it.

She shudders to think of what could have happened.

And she's grateful for the support she's getting from well wishers.

"I do appreciate everybody that's praying for us and that did pray for us. She's doing better and we're blessed. I'm ecstatic that she didn't break any limbs or anything like that," Teneka said.

The platform at the station is open to the weather and the floors are tilted toward the tracks to allow rain water to drain off.

Teneka says wasn't aware of that yesterday and she hopes SEPTA will post a warning.

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Very disturbing but could have been much worse.

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Very disturbing but could have been much worse.

I always was on the underground stops and didn't know until the woman's interview last night, the platforms are slanted so the rain runs off onto the tracks.

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lock the wheels of the stroller

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In West Philadelphia born and raised.. all I could think of when I saw where this happened

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Re: *Update* Stroller With Baby Rolls Onto Train Tracks

You would think they wouldn't slope the platform toward the tracks.

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Re: *Update* Stroller With Baby Rolls Onto Train Tracks

Yeah one would think. Slant the other way into drainage tiles?

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