Seven-month-old baby falls off bus, survives
Madurai: A seven-month-old baby escaped with minor injuries after falling off a bus footboard while the child?s parents were sleeping. The baby was rescued by a van driver.
The police said the baby was in the arms of the parents, who were sitting on the footboard of the bus which was on way from Tirunelveli to Madurai late yesterday night.
The baby fell on to the roadside after the parents dozed off and was spotted by an alert van driver. He was also smart enough to get the child admitted to a private hospital here. Following this, he informed the police of what had happened.
On waking up, the parents were shocked to find the child missing and rushed to the police at Vachakarampatti village. The police there, after chiding them for being so careless, informed them that their child had been hospitalised. The police said the baby, who had survived with minor injuries, had been treated by then. It was handed back to the parents after the ordeal.