Boy Sent Flying By Sleeping Driver In Front Of Mum

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

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This is the shocking moment a car hits a young boy walking down a road with his mum and sends him flying.

In the video, a woman, reportedly the youngster’s mum, and two boys can be seen walking down a street when a car comes up behind them at speed and crashes into one of the youngsters, narrowly missing the other two people.

The boy is lifted up onto the bonnet and sent somersaulting onto the tarmac before skidding to halt along with his red rucksack.

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The woman and the other boy rush to the scene and the woman lifts the youngster off the ground and carries him towards a white pickup truck.

She then puts the 10-year-old boy onto the pavement as onlookers gather round and local media report he was taken to the Integral Hospital of Huejotzingo where he died from his injuries.

The incident occurred in the city of Huejotzingo, in the central Mexican state of Puebla and was captured by a CCTV camera.

Reports say the driver, who has not been named in reports, tried to flee the scene but was stopped by locals and then arrested.

He has reportedly claimed he fell asleep at the wheel and the investigation into the case is ongoing.