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06:14 PM on 10/16/2009
Wow, that kid will have a great story to tell at show and tell.
In about nine years.
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MalloMel
05:59 PM on 10/16/2009
While we entertain ourselves and gross over this, I hope the young mother and her baby have moved on with their lives.
05:50 PM on 10/16/2009
I think train stations should have hand-rails that retract into the floor or swing down into grooves in the floor to hold the masses back from the edge until the train stops moving. There's a cost involved but it's better than assuming that someone will never accidentally fall in. Make it very robust and you'll eliminate the suicide jumpers too.
06:32 PM on 10/16/2009
silly idea

In the USA, the American Diabilities Act of 1991 (ADA) mandates "truncated dome" strips, those familiar yellow rubber borders with the funny bumps. Those strips solve this problem (I commented in further detail below)
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09:30 PM on 10/16/2009
the Connex stations have those strips - I rode those trains last week and through Tuesday of this week. But there were gusts of wind that pushed it over the edge. It is early Spring in AU and the weather was quite variable the week I was in MEL, never getting above 70.
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MalloMel
06:32 PM on 10/16/2009
In Paris, in many of the stations there are fences. When a train stops, it aligns it's doors with doors in the fence which then open. It does cost more, but the French have seen fit to do it that way. Also, their subways are amazingly clean. Also, the subways in Montreal are clean, unlike another city which shall remain nameless.
06:39 PM on 10/16/2009
"..unlike another city which shall remain nameless.." - LOLOLOLOL!
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Metacarius
05:38 PM on 10/16/2009
Epic platform design fail. They probably have it built like that to drian water, but this clearly illustrates the dangers of it. For the slope to take hold of the stroller so quickly is ridiculous. But yeah... any time you hear about an accident like this, you'll always hear the same thing... 'I only looked away for a second and then '. It's a miracle that everything turned out as well as it did.
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MalloMel
05:55 PM on 10/16/2009
...but it did. I am happy for the mother and her baby.
06:39 PM on 10/16/2009
You don't know what you're talking about. See my comment further down on the subject of platform drainage and how this hazard is avoided in the USA.
05:31 PM on 10/16/2009
The mom was probably looking down the tracks at the train coming...that stroller moved FAST...
gaad...she's probably still in shock....that kid wont get to go outside for a year...and yes...its a blooming miracle...
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scarletxoxoxo
I was born in a ditch and I eat babies.
05:20 PM on 10/16/2009
That is a shame. Now I have to find something else for lunch.
05:17 PM on 10/16/2009
I can't imagine being in the mother's shoes and having to go through that.
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Brautigan
05:16 PM on 10/16/2009
In all fairness, that thing got away from her pretty quickly. From the camera angle, at least, I wouldn't have expected that. Man, what a grueling video.
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05:13 PM on 10/16/2009
you people who bad mouth this mother are a bunch of wick deeds
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MalloMel
06:03 PM on 10/16/2009
I have the feeling that most of them would be more happy if something more terrible had happened.
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sancmom
12:04 AM on 10/18/2009
You're absolutely right Mallomel!
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FINN76
...any way you look at it, you lose!!!
05:12 PM on 10/16/2009
Please stop giving this bad mother a free pass!!!
The tram did not slip out of her hand, she clearly let go of it to tuck in her shirt or something. And apparently she has very poor vision too because she doesn't even notice the thing turning and rolling away from her. EPIC PARENTAL FAIL!!!!!
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MalloMel
06:04 PM on 10/16/2009
Happy now?
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FINN76
...any way you look at it, you lose!!!
06:29 PM on 10/16/2009
Always Mel.
05:02 PM on 10/16/2009
The poor mother. U could clearly see how distraught she was, paralyzed as if her life had come to and she couldn't carry on... I am so happy that the bady is fine, maily becuase they are so flexible, their skulls are still flexible and they are adapted to all kinds of wear and tear from falling etc;;;
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MalloMel
06:09 PM on 10/16/2009
What right do you have to wish well of this woman and her baby? Whatever happened to your evilness.
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MalloMel
06:40 PM on 10/16/2009
:) That was a snark.
04:30 PM on 10/16/2009
In London, you can't even step on a curb because there's a gate. Perhaps we should have these gates in all cities, and near all trains. There could be swinging doors every 20 feet or so to go through, that would open only when the train has come to a full stop.
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MalloMel
06:18 PM on 10/16/2009
I don't know about the gates, but years ago, I spent 3 years in London when it was a great place to be. From what I am hearing, it is not so much any more. Oh well.
04:28 PM on 10/16/2009
And that, in this line of work, is what we call a miracle.
04:18 PM on 10/16/2009
Roseanne Barr is a comedian that spoke the truth.

Her joke goes something like this--Upon coming home to a messy house with children running about, the husband asks his wife, "WHAT have you been doing all day?". The wife replies "They're still alive."

I've told my own children, there are so many ways that children can die (and I know there is no excuse for the negligence of this mother) that they will have done a great job just getting their own children to the age of 18 alive, well and educated.
04:13 PM on 10/16/2009
This was a freak accident and we should thank the Lord that the baby is fine.. I'm glad mom strapped the baby in..
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MalloMel
04:38 PM on 10/16/2009
We have all had accidents where we feel that we are fortunate. I wonder why so many on here are so down on this woman and her baby for being fortunate?

I wonder how many of the people who are down on this unfortunate woman and her baby are Conservatives? I ask this, because I find it hard to believe that true Liberals would be more satisfied if this woman or child had come to harm.

From now on, whenever someone on here makes a disparaging remark about this family, I am going to check their previous posts for their political leanings, and I'd like others to do the same. We should call the evil ones on their evilness.
05:07 PM on 10/16/2009
I'm a conservative, does that make me evil?
06:21 PM on 10/16/2009
Yeah right and ten thousand people died in agony around the world from diseases your God gave them while he saved the little baby. Thats nauseating?
The angle of the platform was an accident waiting to happen. The pram fell between the tracks and there was enough clearance and the pram was sufficiently strong enough to protect the baby from injury.
The only question here should be," what brand is that pram", buy one and buy some shares in the company people!