Disturbing video shows boy, three, happily playing on escalator with pals moments before plunging to his death – The US Sun

THIS is the chilling moment a three-year-old boy played with his siblings on an escalator just seconds before falling to his death.

Little Jaiden Cowart, three, was playing at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina when his clothing got caught.

 The boy was pulled to his death by the escalator's handrail


The boy was pulled to his death by the escalator’s handrail
 Mum Jiterria was charged with child neglect


Mum Jiterria was charged with child neglect

The harrowing clip shows Jaiden’s sister grab the escalator handrail, pulling him with her.

A contractor rushes over to pull her to safety, but is too late to save Jaiden – who plunges 20ft to the ground.

Mum Jiterria Lightner was charged with three counts of child neglect after the incident on September 25.

She claims she was sitting near the escalator when arranging a ride to take the family home.


But footage shows the kids playing for over an hour without her appearing.

One airport worker saw the child suffer “a major trauma to the head”.

Cops say Jaiden was lying in a “large pool of blood” and was rushed to Atrium Health Hospital.

He died three days later.

Attorney Michael Greene said: “They were between the stairs and the escalators when he was carried up on his arm up the escalator.

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“It appears that he was trying to reach over to grab the stair railing and when he tried to grab the railing, that’s when he took the unfortunate fall.”

Cops say Ms Lightner “allowed a substantial risk of physical injury by allowed the child to play, unsupervised, on an airport escalator.”

 Jaiden suffered 'major head trauma'


Jaiden suffered ‘major head trauma’Credit: GoFundMe
 He died three days later


He died three days laterCredit: GoFundMe
 He was playing with his bother and sister at the time


He was playing with his bother and sister at the timeCredit: GoFundMe

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