Video Credit: AsiaWire
This viral footage shows a 10-year-old girl clinging onto the back of a light goods vehicle as her mum drives down a dirt track before the poor kid falls and faceplants the ground.
The heart-stopping traffic camera video – with over four million views – was captured in the village of Lianghuangchen, which is in the coastal city of Taizhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province.
In the video, the 10-year-old girl named only as ‘Ting Ting’ enters the frame and can be seen clinging to the back of the silver light goods vehicle, which speeds along a dirt road on 14th January.
The lorry, which police say was driven by the child’s mother, Ms Chen, had left their home moments earlier, with the girl accidentally dragged behind when her mum drove off while she tried to climb aboard.
The distressing clip shows the girl’s feet being pulled along the ground before she loses her grip and is thrown onto the dirt road.
The child was dragged more than 100 metres (330 feet), but she was fortunate to escape with minor injuries, the police said.
Ms Chen, who was heading into town to buy building materials to renovate their home, said she did not hear her daughter, who was calling after her to tell her she wanted to go with.
The mum reported the incident to the authorities, who helped take the child to a local hospital for an examination.
Ms Chen told the police: “I was really too careless. Luckily my daughter wasn’t harmed.”
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