A MUM who slammed into a lamppost while driving and then dropped her baby on the ground moments after took herself and her dog to hospital – but left her infant son at the crash site.
The shocking smash took place at 4am in the city of Kaohsiung in south-western Taiwan, where the driver is said to have been “unfamiliar with the roads”.
The woman, a 32-year-old tourist from West Taiwan’s Taichung City, crashed the hatchback into the lamppost.
However she was able to climb out of the driver’s seat on her own, CCTV footage shows.
She is seen grabbing her carrycot, where her five-month-old son was, and put it on the ground so she could free her friend.
The clip then shows her acting in a disorientated fashion, picking up the carrycot again only for her son to fall from it.
The infant then lands on the ground.
Police arrived at the scene a few minutes later, but she was nowhere to be found having left her baby and her injured friend at the scene.
Officers then discovered she had gone to the hospital by herself and took her miniature poodle with her.
The woman explained to cops that her chest was hurting after having been struck by the airbag.
She had asked her friend to look after her child until the rescuers arrived, they were told.
It is claimed she took her dog because she felt the officers would not care for it.
The woman’s child is reported to be suffering a bleed on the brain as a result of being dropped following the incident.