Darwin nearly won

Someone for the Darwin awards…close call category.

Veolia spokeswoman Michelle Roach said CCTV footage showed two of the children running down the platform to get on the train as its bells were ringing, signalling the doors were closing.

Ms [Jamie-Lee] Johnson was then seen pushing her third child through a “tiny gap” in the doors, she said.

The conductor did not see the woman, Ms Roach said.  

“The issue is, with a big train, with the train manager at the other end of the train … without waving her hands or making any broad expressions, [Ms Johnson] has not communicated very clearly that she wanted to get on the train as well, or that there was an issue. It’s a very tricky situation.”

Now I have no love for rail but throwing your kids into closing doors of a train when the alarm sounds is asking for trouble.

Luckily no one was hurt like the Ranui incident last year.

Best part, due to her stupidity she decides to have a sook to the Herald and blame Auckland Transport.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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