Originally Posted by DahliaRW
Yes, but I would assume it was sudden turbulence (without the seatbelt light on) since the woman was in the bathroom. In the case of no warning, who knows if infants would be in their seats or in arms, say nursing, at that same moment. Anyone not buckled in sudden onset turbulence is in danger, but they still allow you to get up during the flight and flight attendence to serve drinks because the risk is very low. Usually they know and can warn people.
The article I've read says that the fasten seat belt light was on. Now, whether it got turned on WHILE she was in the bathroom, or she got up to go ignoring the light, I do not know.
On one flight, a passenger ignored the light and stood up (not takeoff or landing), and a flight attendant told him that they were not liable for injuries sustained due to removing his seatbelt when the light was on.
Unfortunately, I've also flown, pregnant, when the crew did not turn off the light for something like an HOUR after takeoff... and we'd been waiting to take off for a while too. So even I've ignored the rule when I absolutely HAD to go.