They didn't even know it happened until it was too late
It’s a lot more common than you would ever believe; it may even be happening more than ever now that parents are more distracted than ever before with technology. Babies are rolling right into the paths of trains at such an alarming rate in Australia that the public is calling for some safety measures to be put into place. Watch the shocking footage of the latest incident that’s making local lawmakers totally rethink what happens at the train station.
A Typical Trip
It seemed innocent enough; a young, happy couple with an infant escorted their baby carriage onto the platform to wait for their train. Getting across the massive island that is Australia by train is a popular choice, but these parents may choose never to do it again after what happened.
The man turns away to look at a timetable while the woman takes just a second to adjust her dress. It only takes a moment on the sloped platform for tragedy to take over. The carriage carrying their infant rolls away, and they don’t even notice.
If you look up how many baby carriages or “prams” have fallen on to the train tracks over the last few years in Australia, you would be shocked to learn that it’s not an uncommon occurrence. It’s been going on so much lately that the authorities are considering making special safety measures to ensure that it doesn’t happen so often.
This may be the straw that broke the camel’s back…