By Sarah Leggett, New Scientist, 12 January 2018 15:03:23An eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy found himself stuck in a train when he accidentally dropped his toy train on the tracks.
He was travelling on the London Underground when he stumbled across the train car in which he was sitting.
“He looked at me and said, ‘What’s this?'” said one of the passengers, who asked not to be named.
“I looked at him and he said, `This is a toy, I want to go inside’.”
As soon as I got inside I got on, and I thought, `I’ve just been stuck in this train’.
“It was only when I got to the platform that I realised that I was stuck in it, and it was only after I got off that I went, `Oh my God, I’m stuck in there.'”
He said it was a bit scary, because it’s not like the train is moving.
“The train was carrying toys to a toy store in Stratford-upon-Avon, which was packed with young children.”
The boy was taken to hospital in a serious condition.””
Then it just stopped.”
The boy was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
“They said he had broken his skull, but they said there was no brain damage,” he said.
“It’s just really strange.”
The toy train has since been restored.
“We took it out for a test drive and he got the car back,” said the passenger.
“We have the train back, but it’s stuck in here.”
“It has been in here since it was abandoned, it’s just a bit stuck.”