PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A toddler was saved by a Good Samaritan on Tuesday morning, after she fell onto the Metro-North train tracks in Westchester County.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, Officer Thomas Krempa of the Port Chester Police Department said he was helping someone locate a missing wallet when he saw a commotion on the Manhattan-bound side of the tracks.
“So I ran in that direction as well,” Krempa said.[cbs-audio url=”http://cbsnewyork.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/monica_miller.mp3″ size=”340″ download=”false” name=”Good Samaritan Saves Child From Metro-North Tracks” artist=”WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports”]
Upon arriving, Krempa saw a man lying on the platform, rescuing the 3-year-old girl.
“And then he picked her up, got her out, and then gave her to his mother,” he said.
Krempa said the girl, who was from Bridgeport, Conn., slipped in between a 6-inch gap that separates the platform from the train. Her mother was apparently struggling with luggage at the time.
The girl was taken to Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn., for a scraped knee and the bumped head.
And the Good Samaritan still remains unknown, Krempa said.
“By the time I radioed headquarters, let them know what was going on, to dispatch EMS, I was like who was this guy that picked her up and no one knew,” he said.
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