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    Posted: Aug 11 2014 at 11:50am
smh...why didn't they use the brakes?

Heartstopping moment a child in a pushchair falls on to the TRACKS in front of a London Tube train - and is rescued by its mother with just seconds to spare

  • CCTV footage shows a gust of wind pushing the buggy into path of train
  • The mother jumps down onto electrified tracks in desperate rescue bid
  • She saved the child from an oncoming train with just seconds to spare

By SAM WEBB

PUBLISHED: 15:58, 11 August 2014 UPDATED: 17:13, 11 August 2014

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These pictures show the heart-stopping moment a child in a pushchair rolled on to the tracks at an Underground station - and was only narrowly rescued from an onrushing train by its mother.

The drama unfolded after a man left the pushchair at the bottom of the stairs between two platforms at Goodge Street station in north London as he walked up to help other members of the family.

A sudden gust of wind in the tunnel pushed the buggy onto the electrified tracks just after a train had left the platform.

Terrifying: CCTV footage shows a woman leap onto London Underground tracks to rescue a child who rolled over the edge in its buggy after a gust of wind pushed it along the platform
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Terrifying: CCTV footage shows a woman leap onto London Underground tracks to rescue a child who rolled over the edge in its buggy after a gust of wind pushed it along the platform

CCTV released by the British Transport Police shows the child's mother running to the platform and jumping down onto the tracks to rescue the child - hauling the child and pushchair back onto the platform just seconds before a second train pulled in.

The family then left the station. Now police have asked witnesses to come forward and identify the people involved in the July 23 incident.

Chief Inspector Mark Lawrie said: 'This was a frightening incident, not just for the scale of the danger the child was exposed to, but also because the woman then put her own life on the line by going onto the tracks.

 

'We urgently need to identify the people involved to ensure the child wasn't injured as a result of the fall onto the tracks.

'I have taken the step of releasing CCTV of the people involved to highlight the very real concern we have for all involved.' 

Narrow escape: The man leaves the child as he goes to help other family members at the top of the stairs
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Narrow escape: The man leaves the child as he goes to help other family members at the top of the stairs

Freak incident: A gust of air hits the pushchair, sending it careering towards the electrified Tube tracks
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Freak incident: A gust of air hits the pushchair, sending it careering towards the electrified Tube tracks

The buggy rolls towards the tracks. Police have released the images to track down the people involved
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The buggy rolls towards the tracks. Police have released the images to track down the people involved

The hair-raising scenes were filmed at Goodge Street station in north London. Pictured, a passenger walks away from the platform unaware of the extraordinary events unfolding behind her
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The hair-raising scenes were filmed at Goodge Street station in north London. Pictured, a passenger walks away from the platform unaware of the extraordinary events unfolding behind her

Tipping point: The buggy falls over the lip of the platform and onto the tracks, which are electrified
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Tipping point: The buggy falls over the lip of the platform and onto the tracks, which are electrified

A woman, believed to be the childs mother, rushes to her child - while a train looms a short distance away
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A woman, believed to be the child's mother, rushes to her child - while a train looms a short distance away

Chief Inspector Mark Lawrie said: This was a frightening incident, not just for the scale of the danger the child was exposed to, but also because the woman then put her own life on the line by going onto the tracks
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Chief Inspector Mark Lawrie said: 'This was a frightening incident, not just for the scale of the danger the child was exposed to, but also because the woman then put her own life on the line by going onto the tracks'

Officers are hoping the release of the CCTV images will enable them to identify the people involved and check they were not injured. They may also face charges. 

Chief Insp Lawrie added: 'This incident shows just how much respect rail passengers should have for the network.

'It is, when used incorrectly, a hazardous environment and the proper care should always be taken, particularly on busy platforms and in areas which are affected by the gusts of wind which can blow through tunnels.'

Appeal: Officers are hoping the release of the CCTV images will enable them to identify the people involved and check they were not injured.
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Appeal: Officers are hoping the release of the CCTV images will enable them to identify the people involved and check they were not injured.

Phil Hufton, chief operating officer for London Underground, said: 'London Underground has an excellent and continually improving safety record and such incidents on the Tube are very rare.

'The safety of our customers is our number one priority and like on all railways we advise customers to take care when travelling on the network.

'I urge anyone who knows the family involved to contact British Transport Police.' 

Chief Insp Lawrie added: 'If you know the people involved or have any information about the incident, please call us on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.'

 



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The family should start attending church
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i thought they called them buggies over there and not pushcart.
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Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

i thought they called them buggies over there and not pushcart.

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Originally posted by *Belle*Femme* *Belle*Femme* wrote:

i thought they called them buggies over there and not pushcart.
...we say both cos they're different

a buggy/stroller is smaller and lighter..for toddlers who can walk but might get tired

but a pushchair is for babies and is bigger and sturdier and has more "fittings" etcLOL



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OMG - I was so shocked looking at those pics...
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Pushchair just sounds weird. 

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