If you've taken a train at any NYC subway station you are probably terrified of that gap between the train and the platform that looks like the worst place to get stuck in. This nightmare is what happened to Shacora Ferrel's baby, who fell out of the stroller she was sitting in and dropped into the gap, headfirst. According to New York Daily News, the accident took place at the Times Square station and got quite a few people scared.
Some witnesses tried to help the baby by reaching through the gap, but could not get far enough to grab the girl and pull her out. After a few attempts, Herman McGarrah slipped through the gap and crawled under the train until he reached the baby.
%shareLinks-quote="When I got down there, it was dirty, I was scared, I was kind of shaking. Once I got down there, I said 'Please God, don't let the train move" type="quote" author="Herman McGarrah" authordesc="East Harlem resident" isquoteoftheday="false"%
The accident occurred after the baby's grandmother, Pamela Ferrel, asked a fellow rider for help while exiting the train. Unfortunately, the stranger used only one hand to grab the stroller and caused it to tip. The baby flipped out of it and fell onto the tracks. McGarrah refers to the rescue as a self redemption as he struggled with homelessness, drug addiction and crime. Luckily the baby is fine and reported only a cut on her head.
McGarrah posted the following comment on his Facebook:
What I did yesterday I would've did anytime the news is coming to see me Eyewitness news is coming to my house tonight...
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