Girl, 1, hit by train at 30th Street Station

Posted: November 16, 2013

PHILADELPHIA A 1-year-old girl was struck in the head by a SEPTA subway train Friday night when her father, who was holding her, stood too close to the edge of the platform as the train arrived at the 30th Street station, an agency spokesman said.

The child was rushed to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with unstable vital signs. Police said she was in serious condition.

The girl's father, 22, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, police said. His condition was unavailable Friday night.

The accident occurred shortly after 8 on the westbound platform of the Market-Frankford Line station, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said.

The train was held at the station for the investigation of the accident, but service continued on the opposite track in both directions, Busch said.

SEPTA initially identified the parent holding the girl as her mother, but later said it was the father.


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