Baby Survived on Train Accident

@cheenlly (3483)
Philippines
October 17, 2009 6:36pm CST
Hello mylotters, i supposed you have seen the news about the baby that survived on a train accident when the stroller had fall unto the railway because of the mother recklessness. Watching that was really nerve wrecking. OMG! Without knowing it, in just a split seconds unattended your baby will be dead and gone. Its really a miracle that the baby survive. I am sure the mother of that child learned her lesson very well. What about you, any thoughts about it?
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I do think i had heard or read something about this. I think I do recall seeing it on the news. That was very scary and sickening to see the stroller go in front of the train like that. I hope the mother did learn her lesson but I do not think she should have the baby back if she is that irresponsible.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Hey, Steph, How are you good to see you here. I haven't been here for qutie a while. I am coming back to pst more though. I hope all is well with you and your family, Have a nice Sunday!
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Hi steph, Yes i am sure the mother had learned her lesson very well. I am not familiar with Australia's law regarding this but i know some countries won't let the custody back to her mother but i hope it will not come to this point. I am sure she had learned her lesson and this will be a good reminder for her to not be an irresponsible mother.
• United Kingdom
18 Oct 09
Yes, I heard about that story and I saw the news footage as well. I was really shocked and I'm surprised that the baby wasn't killed! In the video footage I noticed the mother talking on her mobile phone and then the pram slowly starts rolling forward away from her. I'm no expert on prams but why did she not put the brakes on at the rear of the wheels? I'm sure that this was a preventable incident. The train driver was amazing and he put the breaks on just in the nick of time, he was slowing down into the station anyhow. Both the mother and the train driver must have been severely traumatised by this event. Andrew
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Surely you are right both of them have been traumatized by the incident. I am sure this will be in their dreams which will be hard to forget and yes this was a preventable incident if only the mother is not that careless. I was really shocked watching it so i am sure they are much shocked. Thank God the baby is alive.
• Mexico
18 Oct 09
Hi cheenlly: this news was like one of the scariest moments i've ever watched on tv, poor mom and as you said i hope she have learnt the lesson, that was horrible, very traumatic i will else add.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Yes its true, this would traumatize them both the mother and the baby. Every now and then it will remind her for her carelessness but i hope both of them will recover and that she learned her lesson.
• India
18 Oct 09
Yes,i heard the news of the baby but i will say something that god has saved the life of the baby.
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• Mexico
18 Oct 09
Hi sridhasahu: you're totally right, God saves the baby of this terrible accident. As some people says, nothing happends without god's approuval.
@Mac6999 (706)
• India
18 Oct 09
Yeh I read the story and saw the footage on news, it happened in Australia. It was amazing how the stroller just went away within a couple of seconds. Its a miracle that the babay survived, the train arrived a couple of seconds after the baby fell onto the track but the pram got pushed away. Its a good reminder for parents to remain vigilant around kids and strollers.
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• United States
18 Oct 09
That video is unbelievable...I remember (as most New Yorkers probably do) the story from three or four years ago about the guy who jumped on top of someone who had a seizure and fell on the subway tracks, and squashed him down between the tracks so that the train would pass above them. He saved his life and was all over the New York talk shows and news programs as a hero. I'm assuming the baby was so small that she fit into the same space. Main is rescued by stranger on subway tracks: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/03/nyregion/03life.html
• United States
18 Oct 09
Er..."man" is rescued, not "main." Time for more coffee...
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
hehehe same as mine earlier "brake" not "break"....to think i already had my coffee but i had no sleep yet and its already 8am here...phew! Anyway about that story, i was thinking yes maybe the baby its so small to fit into the space under the train. Lucky for him/her. Do you think trains are designed to be spacious under it, if it is i think it will be possible to survive and i think that's how the baby survive and the guy story as well.
• United States
18 Oct 09
I think metro subways are designed this way, but I don't know enough about trains to know if above-ground trains have that foot-deep space between the tracks. I have no excuse...it's evening here and I slept in. :P
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
19 Oct 09
I don't know how many times I have studied that video, and I'm not sure I agree with you about the mother being reckless. I think it was more of a brain fade. She should have applied the brake to the stroller before letting go of the handles. That would have stopped the pram from moving.
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
18 Oct 09
All I saw of the baby that survived the train accident was the footage of it. Seems they where to focused on the family and the balloon more than anything. I know when I watched it, my heart dropped. I can't say what was going through the mother's mind. My question is, when she noticed the stroller rolling, why didn't she grab it quicker. Questions we will never get the answers to.
• Canada
18 Oct 09
I only heard that the baby was run over by a train... i didnt know he survived what a lucky guy
@Zenstrive (239)
• Indonesia
18 Oct 09
I believe it is a miracle that serves as a reminder for the rest of us to tend their children closely. Children are, afterall, the future of our species so we need to invest on them with all the resources that we have :)
@lynnemg (4538)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I had not heard of this story before now. I can onlyimagine the horror that mother felt. It is surely a miracle that this baby survived. I bet that mother doesn't take her eyes off of that little one again, not even for a split second!
• Canada
18 Oct 09
Thanks! for posting this discussion ... infact it was real heart bubbling moment watching that part. Baby is lucky and mother must have realy learned the lesson. Not only mother but mothers all over the world has learned the lesson.
• India
18 Oct 09
yes, how could a mother be so careless leaving her child on the platform in such a way that even a train would drag her with it.luckily the child and the mother are safe with a few small injuries. thank god and never hope to see them again.
@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
I saw that in youtube. It was really amazing how that baby could have survived. Anyhow, would that mother be charged for recklessness in that incident? I'm not sure though if the baby didn't have any affliction due to the incident, I mean the fall was harsh enough for someone that tiny. It indeed makes you think that life is so fragile, one minute the one you love is there, the next minute they could be gone.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
18 Oct 09
that was a site to see God was with that Baby, when I seen it on T.V. all I could say was Oh, My gosh. and the baby was alright just esscaped witha few injuries. the mother had to be crazy to not be watching the baby. I was relief when they said the baby was alright.