LONDON - A toddler was seconds away from being struck by a subway train in London after a gust of wind blew the small child's stroller onto the tracks. CCTV footage showed the parents' backs were turned for just a few seconds when wind pushed through the underground tunnels rolled the stroller onto the line at Goodge Street Underground Station in the city center.
A woman appearing to be the child's mother is seen jumping down onto the line and, according to London's Metropolitan Police, rescuing the child just seconds before the next train was due. 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." The incident happened on July 23 but the footage was released by police on Monday.
- Alexander Smith