Pram and infant fall from train

A mother watched in horror as a pram carrying her infant was caught in the doors of a train on Tuesday afternoon and was hurled down the track

A pram with an infant fell from a train travelling between 50 and 80 km/h late Tuesday afternoon.

As a woman exited a train at Bording Station in central Jutland doors on the train car slammed shut on the woman's pram carrying her infant. Before the woman could unclasp her child from the safety harness in the trapped baby carriage, the train pulled away.

After travelling approximately one km, the pram fell free from the doors and hurled the infant from the carriage.

Miraculously the child appears to only have suffered bruises and scratches, according to the Herning Police. The infant has been hospitalised and will be examined for further injuries at Herning Central Hospital.

Arriva, the train company responsible for the route, has no explanation as to how the accident could have happened.

'When a door doesn't close, a lamp illuminates in the conductor's cab to alert the driver,' said Karsten Rønn Andersen, operating director of Arriva. 'We will now look into whether that lamp wasn't working.'

In the case that the lamp was not working, the engineer should have noticed the trapped pram by either looking out the side windows of the cab or on the monitors which receive video feeds from each door on the train, reported public service broadcaster DR.

'Although the platform at Bording Station has a slight curve, you can still see the whole train and platform. Why he didn't see what happened, we don't yet know,' said Andersen.

The train driver is being questioned and the train inspected by the National Rail Authority's accident commission.

Andersen said no similar accidents have occurred in Arriva's history.

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