Man hit by train, killed when he jumped on tracks while holding daughter in the Bronx: police

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KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS, the Bronx — A man died Monday when he jumped in front of an oncoming subway train in the Bronx with his child, according to police.

Father killed when struck by No. 4 train while holding child. (Photo courtesy Elsie Soto)

Authorities said the man jumped in front of an oncoming Manhattan-bound No. 4 train at the Kingsbridge Road station while holding his 5-year-old daughter.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officers.

“I watched as that train came around that corner and I saw as the man jumped and I see the little feet hanging out,” said a witness, Jennifer Hub, who described “at least 20, 30 people screaming” as the chaotic scene unfolded.

As the train came to a halt, people jumped onto the tracks to rescue the child, who was safely lifted to bystanders on the platform.

“Thank God above,” said the shaken Hub, a mother of four who had just dropped her own 6-year-old off at school.

Police said the daughter survived, and a photo provided to PIX11 News shows her alert and seemingly crying while being held by an FDNY official at the scene.

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