Baby Dies After Being Hit by Train, Woman in Hospital Under Police Guard

TRIGGER WARNING – This article talks about infant loss and is of a tragic nature. RIP little one! 💔

A baby has tragically died, with a woman in hospital under police guard after they were both hit by a train in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

Homicide squad detectives are currently investigating what went down in the lead up to the incident. So far all they know is the he 3-month-old baby and the woman were hit by the train in Upwey on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident and attended Kumbada Avenue, which runs alongside the train line just after 5pm yesterday.

Onlookers said a pram could be seen at the scene near the tracks as dozens of paramedics, police and firefighters responded to the incident.

abandoned baby pram
The pram found abandoned by the scene of the incident. Source: Nine News

Woman under police guard

The three-month-old baby was flown to hospital but sadly died several hours later from their injuries. The woman (unsure if it was the baby’s mother) was taken to the hospital under police guard. She is said to have life-threatening injuries.

Metro Trains advised normal train services have resumed between Upper Ferntree Gully and Belgrave this morning in time for the peak demand.

A police spokeswoman said the investigation into the incident was ongoing.

Tragic weekend for baby news

It’s been a tragic 48 hours with the news of a 5-week-old baby dying after being mauled to death by the family’s American Staffordshire Bull Terrier in Sydney.

Where to Get Help

If you are concerned about post-natal depression or anxiety, or about someone you love, then speak with your GP or health professional. You can also call Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636, or your local community or emergency mental health service for advice.

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA) has a Mental Health Checklist online tool that allows expectant and new parents to assess their emotional wellbeing.

Additionally, the websites below may be helpful.

Please, know that if you are struggling, you are not alone. You are not failing and you are not unworthy of support. For the sake of your baby, your family and yourself, speak up and seek help.

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