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We had zipped into the baby shop to grab something. On our way out, I was walking with my six month old little man in my arms to the car when loose gravel rocks caught under my feet resulted in me falling. The entire scene played out in slow motion.
Throughout all of it, I had bub tightly in my arms. My knees and elbows took the brunt of the fall. But bub didn’t get out of it unscathed. The back of his head hit the bitumen ground resulting in him screaming immediately.
A big lump came up on his head immediately. I was still on the ground when I handed bub over to my partner and said to get inside and get staff to call an ambulance immediately.
I knew I was ok, but a little baby is unable to communicate, and I wasn’t going to take any risks. The paramedics arrived and treated him before taking us off to hospital so he could be monitored.
While I am thankful he is ok, I was gobsmacked that so many people saw it happen…they saw me holding a baby, fall, yet they did and said nothing. I don’t know about you, but my partner and I are the first to come to people’s aide.


Posted by Statho2000, 12th August 2014


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  • I am astounded that no one came to your aid!! If this were me i’d be the first to see if you needed help, do anything I could to ensure you were ok.
    I hope your little one is ok? Very scary and something I worry about

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  • I have fallen whilst carrying my bubs too. They, thankfully, didn’t hit the ground though. I think people nowadays are a bit reluctant to involve themselves in others accidents for fear of abuse or being hurt. And I guess they saw you had your partner with you, so the figured you were fine. I would think that way

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  • Oh dear,,your heart would have pounded so badly…but its great to help others..we must all help everyone around…

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  • I’m like you, I tend to others when they need it.
    I’m glad that you and your child are okay!

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  • I’m so sorry that happened, but I’m glad you were all ok.
    I can’t believe no body offered to help. I’m so dissapointed to read that

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  • nice and exellent to read the story

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  • I’m glad to read that the outcome for yourself and your baby was a positive one, though thoroughly disappointed that there were people around the witnessed the event and didn’t offer any help. Sorry you had to go through something like that and can only hope you don’t have to again, and that those people have had time to consider their lack of action and chose a better response if they encounter such things again. Take care.

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  • I always run and help out in these situations as well. Glad everything worked out.

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  • Society has changed, people are avoiding getting involved, which is sad,glad everything is ok with you and your baby.. Hopefully you meet kinder people

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  • It’s a sad indictment of today’s society that some people are too scared of possible lawsuits for doing the wrong thing when someone is injured. I’d always offer to help, but I can understand some people not wanting to get involved in case they get sued.

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  • It’s so scary when that happens. My husband dropped my little one when coming up the stairs. I thank my lucky stars that he was fine. It took my husband quite a long time to forgive himself though.

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  • Gosh I’m glad you and your baby are okay. What is society coming to when no one can come over to see if you are okay. Just shocking.
    I fell over holding my baby when she was little too – slipped on the floor inside – rushed her to the doctor – she was fine as like you, I took the most of if.

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  • Firstly I am so glad you and bub were majorly OK. Secondly I am so sorry that no-one came to help. It is stories like this that make me shake my head in wonder at the human race at times. All the kind and descent folk must have been else were at the time of your fall.
    Years ago my daughter and myself were involved in a car accident, the car was pushed to right outside a block of apartments and sitting on the veranda was a couple, they never even moved from their spot yet alone ask if we were OK, but a lady came running up the road to help us, she had heard the crash from houses away. She took my daughter and myself to her house and cared for us, I rang my husband from her home (while my neighbour who was driving made car arrangements) so thankfully there are lovely people in the world to out-way the not so nice.
    Love to you, hubby and bub.

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  • It amazes me that people can just turn a blind eye to such an incident especially when it involves a baby or an elderly person. I would’ve helped you & most importantly I’m glad bubs is ok.

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