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Australian baby lives after stroller hit by train

 
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Australian baby lives after stroller hit by train
MELBOURNE, Australia — A 15-month-old boy escaped with just a few cuts and bruises on Wednesday after a train struck his stroller, which rolled onto the tracks when his grandmother looked away for just a moment.
The dramatic escape came just seven months after another baby in the southern city of Melbourne survived a train striking his stroller, which also had rolled onto the tracks.
Security camera footage of the latest incident shows the stroller rolling over the edge of the platform just as the train pulls into the station. The stroller is pushed a short distance down the tracks before the train comes to a halt in front of horrified people.
"It's absolutely amazing that this child isn't more injured than what he is, given the circumstances of the accident," paramedic Kate Jessop told reporters. "It would appear, amazingly, that it's nothing more than a couple of grazes and a big fright. ... I was assuming the worst as well and had those awful pictures in my head of a child underneath the train."
The baby and his 3-year-old brother were being cared for by their grandmother. She told officials she saw the stroller on the platform, looked away for a moment, and turned back to see it on the track, Jessop said.
Officials have not released the name of the grandmother, and paramedics said she was too distraught to talk.
The boy was in stable condition at Royal Children's Hospital. He suffered some minor facial bruising and grazes to his head, but otherwise appeared fine, Jessop said.
In October, a 6-month-old baby survived after his stroller rolled onto the tracks when his mother let go for an instant. Security footage showed the stroller plunging off a station platform as the commuter train pulled in, and his mother's desperate lunge to grab it. The baby only suffered a bump on the head.


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Re: Australian baby lives after stroller hit by train
wow!! incredible that he escaped unscathed, cant imagine how bad grandma must feel:(
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Yes and that is the 2nd time in less than 12 months that something like this has happened. Freaky.
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Re: Australian baby lives after stroller hit by train
Bigtime.. that is one lucky little miracle


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05/26/2010 08:20 AM
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Re: Australian baby lives after stroller hit by train
Now we have to require "dead man" controls on strollers? Have a break that's engaged by default and only releases when hands are pulling the lever bar back.
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Last Edited by femme flambe on 05/26/2010 08:26 AM
I live for a better tomorrow; where chickins will cross roads without having their motives questioned.
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Last Edited by femme flambe on 05/26/2010 08:29 AM
I live for a better tomorrow; where chickins will cross roads without having their motives questioned.
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Re: Australian baby lives after stroller hit by train
Now we have to require "dead man" controls on strollers? Have a break that's engaged by default and only releases when hands are pulling the lever bar back.
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Some Einstein put a patent in for such a thing I see. So glad someone is pre-positioning themselves to make money off the obvious.


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Safety brake device for infant stroller
United States Patent 6298949
A safety brake device for a stroller is disclosed. The brake device will automatically preclude the movement of the stroller when the user releases the brake handle. The brake handle is movably mounted to the stroller for being pushed down during manual propulsion of the stroller. A pulling wire connects to the brake handle for operating a brake assembly incorporating with the wheels. The brake handle is movable between a first and a second positions. In the first position without being handled by the user, the brake assembly precludes the rotation of the wheels. In the second position where the brake handle is pushed down by the user, the pulling wire actuates the brake assembly to release the brake and enables rotation of the wheels. When the user leaves the stroller, the brake handle retrieves to the first position, then the wheels are braked and precluded from rotation.

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