Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a quick-thinking dad frantically pulls his son from the path of a runaway bulldozer.
The peaceful scene starts with the father in a red shirt sitting on a chair watching his son lying on the ground and playing with another boy standing beside him.
But suddenly a huge mechanical digger appears heading down the road without a driver.
Suddenly, the bulldozer swerves to the right heading directly for the playing boy in Dongying, Shandong province, eastern China.
In a split second, the father grabs his son by the feet and pulls him out of the huge out-of-control truck.
But the truck keeps going scattering rows of parked bicycles and sending a motorbike rickshaw flying to exactly the spot where the boy had been playing.
Thanks to his dad, the boy caught only a glancing blow from the trike and is understood to have suffered minor injuries to his foot.
And only when the carnage had stopped does the bulldozer driver appear running up to the crash scene.
He told how he’d been repairing the digger when it suddenly set off on its own and he was unable to stop it.