It’s the stuff of nightmares. Grandparents, out with their daughter and baby grandchild, stop to buy a ticket from a window at a Sydney train station. Unaware that the platform has the slightest slope, the grandfather takes his hand off the stroller to pay for the tickets.
The pram starts rolling towards to edge of the platform.
It only take the grandfather a second or so to notice what is happening but by then the stroller has gained momentum and falls onto the tracks, along with the 18-month-old child.
In the distance, a goods train is barrelling towards the station.
The grandfather does not hesitate but jumps down onto the tracks and flings the pram and child onto the platform into the arms of his daughter and wife.
A horn sounds and there’s a heart-stopping moment where grandfather realises he won’t make it back on to the platform.
This story, aired on Nine News last night, is incredible. The family had only arrived in Australia three days before and already the patriarch is being hailed a hero.
Watch the video below to find out what happened next.
Can you imagine how this family is feeling right now? What an incredibly frightening experience!