Baby is crushed to death by his mother in horrific accident after Italian bus driver slams on brakes and she falls forward onto a metal pole while carrying her son
- The mother was carrying her son in a carrier when she fell forward on the bus
- Driver slammed on brakes when the bus hit another woman on a zebra crossing
- Incident occurred in October in Genoa, but the boy succumbed to injuries on Wednesday
A baby has died after being crushed by his mother in a horrific accident on a bus in Italy.
The unnamed mother was holding her tiny son in a carrier across her chest when the driver slammed on the brakes at a zebra crossing in the northern city of Genoa.
She fell forward, crushing the baby between her body and a metal pole in the vehicle – leaving the infant with serious head injuries.
He was rushed to hospital after the accident on October 28, but died at just two months old this week at Genoa’s Gaslini hospital.
Pictured: The Genoan district of San Teodora where a bus driver slammed on the brakes causing a mother to fall forward, crushing her two-month-old baby between her body and a metal pole. The boy was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday
Local reports have said the driver slammed on the brakes when the bus hit another woman on a zebra crossing in the San Teodoro quarter of Genoa.
Paramedics rushed the baby to hospital in a serious condition after the accident.
He was placed in intensive care and underwent brain surgery before being transferred to the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for further treatment.
Doctors stopped treatment due to the ‘progressive worsening of the clinical conditions [and the child] no longer responding to either intensive treatment or a surgical approach due to the severity of the brain damage’, a statement said.
Instead, they begun palliative care to ensure that they young boy did not feel any pain. He died overnight on Wednesday, reports said.