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baby survives when pram rolls off platform in front of train

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PeedOffWithNits Fri 16-Oct-09 10:55:49

bloody hell shock shock

thank goodness the baby survived. the video is haunting, even though you cannot see the mothers face, you can imagine her screaming and wailing

hope baby makes a full recovery

Poor poor train driver too sad

BudaBones Fri 16-Oct-09 10:57:27

I just saw that. Bloody scary. Agree that the video is haunting.

bronze Fri 16-Oct-09 11:01:29

I watched that in shock
am very glad I read the baby was ok before watching it

good to see the people start to move when they realise whats happened

am sat here with my sleeping 6 month old in my arms

calebsmum Fri 16-Oct-09 11:21:11

Good god what a shocking video, had me in tears. My pram has rolled forwards before without me noticing. Am so glad that baby survived, miracle he only had a small bump to the head. Poor mother would be traumatised for life.

Morloth Fri 16-Oct-09 11:33:55

Poor train driver as well. No-one's fault. Baby was really OK? From the angle it looked like the pram went into the dip.

Harimosbroomstick Fri 16-Oct-09 12:53:53

God, just made me feel sick... I cannot imagine how that mother didn't physically keel over. You can just sense the terror in her body language...

Amazing that the little boy is OK. I hope his mum, the driver and anyone else who witnessed it gets the support they are likely to need.

Flippin' hell - it got to me and I'm safely at home, thousands of miles away with my two littlies.

Triggles Fri 16-Oct-09 14:14:57

That video is horrible to watch - I felt like I should be screaming at the mum to get her attention when the pram started rolling off. Thank god that baby is okay!

nappyaddict Fri 16-Oct-09 14:19:53


I can understand you not noticing a pram rolling off if you're not holding onto it but it says she was holding it? Surely she must have let go for a split second for it to roll off?

ScummyMummy Fri 16-Oct-09 14:20:38

deep breaths. harrowing. thank goodness he was ok

Harimosbroomstick Fri 16-Oct-09 14:26:42

One I think you just have to say 'there but for the grace of god'.... and always use the wrist strap.

I really am so happy the little one is OK, but I don't think his mum will get over it any time soon...

Can you imagine how long it took to move that train? That pain is indescribable. I cannot imagine what the mum must have gone through during that time.

I really think she must be a candidate for PTSA. My heart goes out to her.

Morloth Fri 16-Oct-09 14:27:37

It looks like she was doing that rocking thing you do to get them off to sleep and it slid out of her hand at exactly the wrong moment/angle.

Gah, well that is my nightmare sorted for tonight.

ChilloHippi Fri 16-Oct-09 14:42:02

That video sent shivers down my spine.

BettyTurnip Fri 16-Oct-09 14:46:11

Saw this on the lunchtime news, my stomach was churning watching it.

Looked to me like she was hitching her jeans up so had both hands off the handle.

I've always had an irrational fear of this so park the buggy sideways on at the side of the road, on a train platform etc. Second nature now,

suwoo Fri 16-Oct-09 14:56:38

Fuck me, that is horrific. Poor, poor woman to go through those moments of undoubtedly what was abject terror. sad

frumpygrumpy Fri 16-Oct-09 14:58:25

Saw this earlier today, and its haunted me all day. I also imagined the screams. Even though I knew the baby was ok, it still shocks to the core and turns your stomach.

potplant Fri 16-Oct-09 14:59:22

I feel sick watching that, even knowing that the outcome was a happy one.

I once left the brake off the trolley with my DS sitting in it. Turned my back for a moment and the trolley was half way across a busy supermarket car park. I've never run so fast in all my life.

It is so easily done.

2kidzandi Fri 16-Oct-09 15:07:11

So was it the pushchair that saved him by cushioning him? Its a good buggy. But blimey, I don't think I'll walk anywhere near the edge of a platform again after watching that. Felt like screaming myself. Hope the mums alright.

2010Dad Fri 16-Oct-09 15:14:22

That was terrifying to watch. Gut wrenching. That poor woman.

Sidge Fri 16-Oct-09 16:04:50

I had my heart in my mouth watching that shock

The poor mum, and the other people on the platform, they must have imagined the worst; thank goodness the baby was ok!

My heart was ion my mouth watching that despite knowing beforehand that the baby was ok. Have to say, good old Phil and Teds then!

Harimosbroomstick Fri 16-Oct-09 16:39:10

Yes, did look like a phil and teds,didn't it?

Even knowing the baby is ok, though. It's stll harrowing...

UnquietDad Fri 16-Oct-09 16:42:46

'Scuse my dimess, what is Phil and Teds?

It's hard to watch that video without shouting something out loud at it!

(Glad people aren't castigating her for a moment of inattention, though. How different from the thread earlier in the year when a dad temporarily let go of a pram and a child fell down an incline. Then it was all "stupid twonk" etc...)

differentWitch Fri 16-Oct-09 16:43:52

Holy Hell, that was scary!!!![hshcok]

Thankfully, the mother had strapped the baby in properly or it could have been a very different ending!

differentWitch Fri 16-Oct-09 16:46:30

UQD, the difference between that and this is that the dad had let go of the pram to kiss the woman he was seeing behind his wife's back.

Northernlurker Fri 16-Oct-09 16:47:53

That is awful and miraculous all at the same time.

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