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Dramatic video shows bystanders rescuing girl after dad’s subway suicide


Dramatic cell-phone video shows the moment a 5-year-old girl crawls out from under a Bronx subway car that her suicidal dad had just fatally leaped in front of — with her cradled in his arms.
“Little by little, my love, little by little!” one onlooker can be heard encouraging the little girl in between sobs, as she inches out from under a southbound No. 4 train at the Kingsbridge Road station.

Once she grasps the outstretched arm of a good Samaritan who had lowered himself onto the track, the girl is hoisted up onto the platform, into a crowd of shocked straphangers who rush to console her, footage shows.

Moments earlier, the girl’s dad, a 45-year-old Bronx man, lifted the girl into his arms and leaped in front of an oncoming train around 8 a.m., ending his life in front of horrified commuters — but miraculously leaving her nearly unscathed, authorities and sources said.

The only apparent sign of any physical injury was a small trickle of blood dripping down the girl’s forehead, though she can be heard wailing in the moments after the traumatic incident.

The child — still wearing a pink backpack — is led onto a wooden bench, as one concerned woman can be heard asking, “Do you know your mom’s number?”

The girl was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center, where she was reunited with her mom, police sources said.

“She got lucky,” one police source said of the child. “It’s amazing that she’s alive.”

Emergency responders pronounced the child’s father dead at the scene.

Following the incident, the little girl was captured on video being carried in the arms of an FDNY medic to an ambulance.

Witness video shows good Samaritans rescue a girl from under a subway train at the Kingsbridge Station.
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