A mother was carrying her four-year old son in a subway station in Cambridge, Massachusetts only to create a moment of terror, as she and her boy fell down onto the tracks. The woman wasn’t paying attention to where she was going, and fell right in front of the crowd with the boy lying in her arms.
Two people in the crowd jumped onto the tracks to help the woman and her son, as bystanders lifted the two to safety.
Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Greater Boston transport system, MBTA, said: “The mother explained that she had seen a train at the northbound platform and believed she could board it. She was looking straight ahead and apparently did not see the pit or the southbound tracks below.”
The woman and her son were taken to Mass General Hospital for evaluation, but do not appear to have been seriously injured. The mother was concerned that her son hit his head.
“I’ve never seen anything like this involving a mother and a child both falling into a pit,” said Pesaturo.