20/10/2009 09:30 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Baby Survives Being Run Over By A Train

A baby has miraculously survived after his pram rolled off a railway platform in front of a train.

The six-month-old baby boy had only a cut to his head after the accident in Melbourne, Australia.

The train was slowing down as it came into the station but dragged the baby's pram about 35 yards along the tracks before coming to a halt.

Watch this CCTV video and you will be amazed he survived at all.

Paramedic Jon Wright told the Herald Sun newspaper the baby was fine afterwards and just "needed a feed and a nap".

He said: "Luckily, he was strapped into his pram at the time, which probably saved his life. I think the child's extremely lucky."

The video shows how easily such an incident could happen, as the mum takes her hands off the pram for just a moment, having forgotten to put the brakes on.

The pram then rolls towards the edge of the platform with the mother unable to grab it. She watches in horror as it falls in front of the train.

Any parent can only imagine how that poor woman must have felt as she stood there helplessly. She must be thanking her lucky stars for every minute for the rest of her life that her son was unharmed.

The rail firm Connex is launching an investigation into how the pram rolled off the platform.

Coincidentally, the day before the accident happened, Connex had launched a child safety awareness campaign warning parents to keep children strapped into their prams at all times when on railway platforms.

Source: The Guardian