Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –A 7-year-old boy who was selling candy on a subway train died after he fell on the tracks while the train was moving.
The tragedy happened in North Philadelphia on North Broad Street and Allegheny Avenue, Sunday at around 5:55 p.m.
A 7-year-old boy fell between two cars when the train was moving.
According to Police the victim of 7-year-old was not the only selling candy on a SEPTA subway train. His 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man were also selling candy on the subway train. The 26-year-old man is not the boy’s father.
The boy fell when he walked between two train cars. While there is a walkway in between the two cars, it’s still not safe to use while the train is in motion. The operator stopped the train as soon as he learned about the incident.
Family Mourns Death of Philadelphia Boy
The victim was pronounced dead at 6:00 p.m. Police escorted the brother off of the train after the incident. According to witnesses, he was crying.
The parents of a 7-year-old boy have already been notified about the death of their little boy. The police chief described the death of the boy as a horrible thing.
The investigation is underway. As Nestel said, the walkway between train car is not safe to use while the train is moving. Still, it’s important to remind people of this fact, as this tragedy shows. A momentary lapse in judgment can kill you, even if you’re extremely careful in your day-to-day life.