MELBOURNE — A 15-month-old boy escaped with just a few cuts and bruises yesterday after a train struck his stroller, which rolled onto the tracks when his grandmother looked away for just a moment.
The dramatic escape came seven months after another baby in Australia’s 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.’’
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.