Train operator details mom’s suicidal leap with baby

The distraught woman who leaped in front of an oncoming train while clutching her infant son — only for both to escape virtually unscathed — got a running start down the Bronx platform, the train’s operator said.

“All I saw was her running towards the south end of the platform, and then she jumped,” said the veteran conductor, still shaken by the horrifying near-miss. “She was holding something. I didn’t know it was a baby.”

The operator was easing a Manhattan-bound 4 train into the 149th Street/Grand Concourse stop around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday when the 30-year-old woman dove onto the tracks, her baby in her arms, officials said.

“It was shocking,” said the train operator, who would not give his name. “I put the train in emergency and notified my partner and [rail] control.”

The train — which was already braking and going about 10 or 12 miles per hour — missed the child entirely, and only scraped the mother, cops said.

Emergency workers removed mother and child from the tracks, and took them both to Lincoln Hospital for evaluation.

“Thank God she lived,” said the train operator, who also went to a hospital for possible trauma. “I’m doing better now that they said she’s OK.”

The operator, who has about two decades on the job, will be provided with counseling, said Transport Workers Union Local 100 president Tony Utano.

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