Shocking moment pram carrying child rolls in standing traffic 

Heartstopping moment a child in a pushchair trundles into traffic in front of horrified drivers

  • A distracted mother was standing at the side of the road in Harrow, London
  • Dash cam footage shows pram rolling into path of cars heading towards a van
  •  The child’s mother grabs pram moments before it slams into side of vehicle

This is the shocking moment an out-of-control pram carrying a young child rolls into traffic and almost slams into a van.

A distracted mother was chatting on the phone at the side of the road in Harrow, London, when the buggy trundles away from her into cars sitting at a red light.

Dash cam footage shows the pram rolling into the path of cars and heading straight into the side of a delivery van.

A distracted mother was chatting on the phone at the side of the road in Harrow, London, when the buggy trundles away from her into cars sitting at a red light

The child’s mother races toward the pram and grabs it just moments before her child bashes into the vehicle head first. 

The mother managed to get to her child just in time, as seconds later the van takes off as the traffic light turn green.

Daniel B captured the footage on his Nextbase dash cam and was forced to beep his horn to alert the distracted mother.   

He said: ‘Luckily, nobody was injured and I think the mother learned a lesson that day!’

Dash cam footage shows the pram rolling into the path of cars and heading straight into the side of a delivery van

Dash cam footage shows the pram rolling into the path of cars and heading straight into the side of a delivery van

‘I felt relief when she ran onto the road to grab the buggy. Before that I was mostly frustrated at her carelessness, when I realised the traffic light was amber I was certain that there was not enough time for me to jump out of the car to help. It happened very fast.’

Daniel says the child was ‘lucky’ to have not been hurt and that his horn was ‘very useful’.

The child's mother races toward the pram and grabs it just moments before it bashes into the vehicle, potentially injuring the youngster

The child’s mother races toward the pram and grabs it just moments before it bashes into the vehicle, potentially injuring the youngster

He said: ‘In the past I have witnessed several accidents due to many miles driven, all across Europe, but none of them have been deadly so far. 

‘The child in this incident was very lucky. A second or so later, this video could have had a very different outcome.’

‘My horn was never as useful as it was on that day.’   

The mother managed to get to her child just in time, as seconds later the van takes off as the traffic light turn green

The mother managed to get to her child just in time, as seconds later the van takes off as the traffic light turn green