A newborn baby fell from a motorbike in Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday morning, reportedly after the rider gave birth without noticing – and without stopping to pick up the baby.
Fortunately a passenger in a bus behind the motorbike noticed the baby falling to the ground, and alerted the bus driver to stop – and the newborn was reportedly reunited with its mother by the police.
The bus passenger, Ancharee Mookta, said she was sitting on the front seat of the bus, when she saw something from the motorbike had fallen on the ground. She told the bus driver to stop, and ran from the bus to find the naked baby with blood and fatty residue covering its body. The baby was still alive, and it was taken urgently to Bangkok’s Wachira hospital by a volunteer on a motorbike.
Police told a reporter that the baby’s mother had felt pain as she was about to give birth, and so she had decided to ride her motorbike to get to the same hospital. But the baby was born during the motorbike ride, with the mother apparently not aware that she had given birth. Police say they will investigate further to find the exact cause of this incident.