Tragedy was averted in northern Yerushalayim Friday morning, after a small child wandered onto train tracks.
The incident occurred on the light rail train line early Friday morning, between Ammunition Hill and the Givat Hamivtar neighborhood.
As the northbound train approached the Givat Hamivtar station, the conductor was forced to breakn suddenly after noticing a toddler who had wandered onto the train tracks. The train made a narrow miss, coming to a halt just yards away from the child. After braking the conductor waited for the mother to retrieve her child before continuing on the route.
Following the incident, a spokesperson for the light rail system released a statement urging parents to take care to ensure that children do not approach the train tracks.
“Parents please watch your children very carefully – even during the holiday season. Do not approach the train’s path, and do not play near it. The train tracks are not a playground.”
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