S. Korea probe after subway train drags stroller

/ Source: The Associated Press

Police said Saturday they were investigating how a child’s stroller became caught in the doors of a moving subway in the South Korean capital.

Surveillance video of the Thursday accident showed the subway’s doors closing as the woman tried to enter with her baby in the stroller. The subway started moving with the stroller stuck between the doors, dragging it and the woman for some 100 feet before stopping.

The video was broadcast widely in the United States.

The 30-year-old mother pulled her baby from the stroller and dropped the child on the platform when the subway started moving. The baby was unhurt, but the mother and a woman who tried to help the mother untangle her jacket caught in the stroller suffered mild scratches when they fell on the ground.

“I tried to pull out my jacket caught in the stroller, but I couldn’t,” the mother, Lee Chan-hee, told South Korea’s SBS television. “I thought I was going to die.”

The Seoul Kangnam Police Station said an investigation was under way to determine if the subway driver or workers at the station were at fault.