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Toddler Falls To Death At Fulton Street Subway Station

The Sun reports that a toddler was killed on the New York Subway in Manhattan. The tragic accident occurred at about 5:36 p.m. on Wednesday in Manhattan at the Fulton Street subway station. 

The two-year-old boy was walking down the steps ahead of his mother. The mother had her hands full with packages. When they reached the bottom of the stairs and walked onto the subway platform, the boy was separated from his mother. 

The boy approached the oncoming train and fell onto the tracks, getting pinned between the train and the platform. He was pulled from the tracks and rushed to New York Downtown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 

This is the second accidental subway death in recent days. Another occurred at the Broadway Junction Station when a 23-year-old woman drunkenly stumbled off the subway platform and was trapped between two subway cars as the train departed. 

For the most part, traveling via the subway is a safe method of transportation. Yet, when compared to all other forms of mass transit, subways have the highest fatality rate. Between 1990 and 2003, there were 668 subway-related fatalities in New York City. 1.5% of them were homicides. 47.2% were accidental. The majority, 51.3%, were determined to be suicides. Men are more likely than women to suffer an accidental death on a subway, at 90.8% compared to 9.2%. However, that statistic is reversed when it comes to fatalities attributed to suicide, with women more likely to die in a subway suicide than men. 

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