Turkey: Baby on highway causes panic

The baby`s mother had fallen asleep while begging on the sidewalk.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 09:34 AM IST

Ankara: Security cameras in Turkey have recorded the sight of a baby crawling onto a highway and startling drivers who waved frantically to other motorists to get out of the way. The one-year-old toddler survived.

The video footage from the incident on Thursday was taken in the southern tourist town of Antalya and shown on Turkish television channels. It shows a baby crawling out of the arms of his mother, who had fallen asleep while begging on the sidewalk.

The baby is seen climbing down the sidewalk and sitting on the side of the highway, just a couple of feet away from passing vehicles in heavy highway traffic.
Anatolia news agency says drivers called the police, who returned the baby to his mother. She was released after a short time in custody.

PTI