Hero Shopper Saves Baby's Life After Christmas Market Collapses

14/08/2014 16:55 | Updated 22 May 2015

Liverpool city centre. West over Lime Street station, St. Johns Shopping Centre to the Liver Building and River Mersey, England.

A hero saved a baby's life after pushing its pram clear from a collapsing Christmas market chalet.

Adam Wain's quick reactions meant the baby was saved in time and left with only a scrape to the head after the structure collapsed in Liverpool city centre.

Three other people were hurt in the incident at the wooden stall, which was being built at the time.

Adam, 20, from Halewood, told his local paper: "The hut was coming down and I noticed the baby in the pram. I got the baby out of the way. It happened so quickly and the hut came down on my chest."

IT support worker Adam suffered a fractured left shoulder and was kept in at the Royal Liverpool hospital for several hours. He also had a scrape to his knee.

But he said: "It could have been a lot worse if I didn't look up and see the wood falling."

One witness said: "I initially heard a bang and people screaming. Security guards from nearby shops ran to the scene and gave first aid to the man and the baby.

"I don't think the mum was hurt but the baby was also put into the back of another ambulance."

A Liverpool city council spokesman said: "We are investigating the incident and the Health and Safety Executive have been informed."

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