Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment an off-duty policewoman jumps off the back of her friend’s scooter and rescues a lost young boy about to be hit by a fast-moving van.
The dramatic near miss happened in the city of Gaozhou in China’s southern Guangdong Province while police officer Luo Dongni was visiting her family on 25th October.
Traffic camera footage from the busy junction between Fuqian Road and Gaoliang Road shows Ms Luo, 26, riding pillion on her friend’s scooter when she asks her to stop.
She hops off the scooter and dashes into the road to grab hold of the boy who runs past her headlong into traffic.
She stops him a split second before a fast-moving silver van roars past the front of him, narrowly avoiding a potentially fatal collision.
Ms Luo, who is a member of the Zhongshan Public Security Bureau, said she had noticed the boy by the side of the road, appearing to be alone and crying.
She recalled: “He was very frightened. Because I had grabbed him from behind, I must have scared him. But it was an emergency and there was no other way.
“I took him to a local police station where his grandmother came to fetch him later that evening.
“I learned that the boy had sneaked out of his house while his grandmother was sleeping and tried to find his mum at her workplace, but he got lost.
“There were a lot of cars, it was dark, and the boy was short. It would’ve been very hard for the driver to spot the child running into the road.
“Luckily, my friend knew exactly what I wanted to do, so I was able to grab hold of him in time.”
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