Horrified subway riders rushed to save a woman pushed in front of a commuter train in Palm Beach County.
The woman’s son was struck by the train while trying to help, witnesses said.
A 28-year-old suspect was in custody after chaos at the city’s Midtown Station, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a statement.
“We tried to pull them off of the track,” a transit rider told the Post. “The train was coming too fast, it tried to stop but it couldn’t.”
The 36-year-old mother was pushed into the path of the train, police said in an update on the case. Her son, 13, then “jumped on the tracks in an effort to assist his mother and was struck by a train.”
The boy was struck by the train and underwent surgery after the crash, the transit system’s police department said. He was in critical condition, police said.
The mother was also hurt, but had been released from a hospital, police said.
Authorities haven’t explained how the mother was able to escape serious injury.
Both women were conscious and alert when taken to the hospital, police said. Florida Highway Patrol officials have not identified the women.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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