Fernando Balbuena Wiki
The mom of a 5-year-old Bronx girl whose suicidal dad jumped in front of an oncoming train while holding her Monday morning told The Post that she’s grateful to God for her daughter’s miraculous survival. The Bronx mom whose 5-year-old girl narrowly survived her suicidal father’s leap in front of a train Monday morning made a desperate run from the family’s home to the nearby subway station when she suspected something was wrong, relatives said.
LATEST: A little girl is back home after a tragic ordeal at a Bronx subway station Monday morning. The girl’s father jumped onto the tracks, pulling his daughter with him, as a train pulled into the station. https://t.co/NPlfdtBS0B
— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) September 23, 2019
Bronx 5-year-old daughter of Fernando Balbuena
It’s reported and can be seen on video, that the girl, with her pink book bag still strapped on, somehow landed in a crevice between the tracks and survived.
Chilling video of the Monday morning incident was posted all over social media.
In the Kingsbridge Heights section of the Bronx, on the 4 train, it was reported that at around 8 a.m., 45-year-old Fernando Balbuena– Flores, who lives blocks away from the station, was traveling with his 5-year-old daughter.
Fernando Balbuena died, but Ferni miraculously survived, crawling out from under the train nearly unscathed, in an emotional scene caught on video.
Bronx First Aid from Jacobi Medical Center
According to a report from a local media outlet released from Jacobi Medical Center with a clean bill of health hours later, as Caraballo, 41, thanked God for watching over her daughter.
DEVELOPING: five year old is rescued by good samaritans after her father allegedly jumps into the tracks with her in his arms in Kingsbridge. Dad was killed, she managed to survive. More on this throughout the day. pic.twitter.com/bLpGbNntaL
— Gianna Gelosi (@GiannaGelosi) September 23, 2019
Fernando Balbuena– Flores was heard by other subway riders speaking on the telephone. He reportedly said in Spanish: “I don’t care.” “Goodbye.” Then, clutching his daughter, jumped in the path of an oncoming train.
Who Rescued Bronx 5-year-old Girl – Hailed a hero
Hailed a hero, good Samaritan Torres leaped onto the tracks and crawled under the subway car to bring her to safety. The father was killed. But his daughter survived what could have been a tragic murder-suicide.
A MIRACLE & A HERO: Witnesses tell @Joanna_reporter a little girl’s father jumped onto the tracks at Kingsbridge Rd WITH her…he died, SHE miraculously fell into a crevice and was led out from under the train by Jairo Torres ALIVE. Chills. Goosebumps. Watch 2 angles of rescue: pic.twitter.com/mM9e3AqkPk
— Jessica Cunnington (@JessicaNews12) September 23, 2019
— Tim Fleischer (@TimFleischer7) September 23, 2019
Fernando Balbuena Suicide Incident
The girl was standing with her father on the Kingsbridge Road No. 4 train platform around 8 a.m. when he grabbed her in his arms and leaped in front of a southbound train, according to cops. The distraught dad — identified by police sources as Fernando Balbuena — was killed, but his daughter miraculously survived nearly unscathed.
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