Truly shocking video has been captured of a little girl miraculously crawling from under a subway train in the Bronx.
On Monday morning, her suicidal father jumped in front of the train while carrying her in his arms.
A despondent dad who pulled his 5-year-old daughter with him when jumped to his death in front of a Bronx subway train Monday morning called his wife on the phone before making the fatal leap, a source said.
“Goodbye,” Fernando Balbuena said, according to the source. “Take care of the kids.’”
Balbuena’s backpack-wearing daughter miraculously survived the ordeal with minor injuries, and was later reunited with her worried mom, who called her husband “an angel” who loved his children, and struggled with depression.
He is not a bad person,” Niurka Caraballo said in Spanish as she left Jacobi Medical Center with her miracle girl. “I don’t know what was going through his mind in that moment, but he’s not like that. He loved this little girl.”
She described her husband as a quiet, “reserved” man.
“An angel,” she said. “Loving with his children. A good father. Responsible. Really, I don’t know what happened.”
Caraballo said she was relieved her daughter survived.
“Medically, thank God, everything is fine — she doesn’t have any fractures,” Caraballo said,
“It’s not easy. It still hasn’t sunk in. God give me strength.”
The rush hour tragedy unfolded around 8 a.m. at the elevated Kingsbridge Road station when the suicidal father suddenly leaped off the platform with his daughter in tow as a southbound No. 4 train barreled into the crowded station
Horrified onlookers gasped and shouted as the train slowed to a halt, the little girl’s fate not immediately certain.
But desperate moments later, with worried crowds peering over the edge of both platforms, the frightened little girl emerged from under the colossal train car, crying, but determined to crawl out on her own.
“Little by little, my love,” a woman called as the girl pulled herself forward along her belly into the waiting arms of a good Samaritan. “Little by little.”
The man lifted the girl from the Manhattan-bound track and put her on the platform, where she was mobbed by stunned straphangers.
The girl’s cries could be heard above the din of passengers, many of whom had been convinced the girl — whose pink LOL Surprise backpack was still strapped to he back — had perished along with her depressed dad.Officials said the girl was clipped by the train and suffered minor injuries,
Antonyo Love, 32, one of two men who helped pull the girl to safety, said Balbuena’s body was stuck between the rails and the wheels of the train.
“I tried to go back and get the father but he was so far back, he didn’t respond,” Love said.
He said the little girl was screaming, “Papi, Papi”
Leidy Martinez, 49, was on her way to work as a home attendant when she saw Balbuena jump.
“The little girl was in shock,” Martinez said. “Everybody was screaming and terrified because it was a little girl, but once they saw the little girl alive everybody calmed down.”
We’re truly at a loss for words. Watch the footage below.