Baby left on road when woman on bike gives birth without noticing
IN Bangkok, Thailand, a woman straddling a motorbike travelling at speed gave birth to a baby and then drove on leaving it behind on the road.
Ancharee Mookta witnessed the incident from a bus. She alerted the bus driver. He stopped the bus, and the baby was picked up. It was covered in blood and “fatty residue”. Someone then whisked the baby to Bangkok’s Wachira hospital on a motorbike.
The mother’s explanation is that she was heading to the hospital on her bike. She felt pain but was unaware that she had given birth.
She has now been reunited with her child.
One spot of advice to the new mum: next time, wear trousers.