AsiaWire / Ganzhou traffic police
This is the heart-stopping moment a light goods vehicle driver trying to dodge a boy dashing across the street crashes, narrowly missing a teenage girl who jumps out the way at the last second.
The dramatic accident happened in the town of Yangmei, which is in the county of Chongyi in East China’s Jiangxi Province, and resulted in no serious injuries.
Dashcam from the lorry belonging to new driver Mr Lai, who police said had just received his driving licence, shows him travelling straight when the young boy runs across the street from his left-hand side.
The boy was reportedly trying to reach family members on the other side and failed to take into account the lorry, forcing Mr Lai to swerve in a bid to avoid him.
In the video, Mr Lai’s out-of-control vehicle careers towards a group of pedestrians, including a uniformed schoolgirl who jumps out the way at the last second as he crashes into a parked scooter and car.
A second video shot from a dashboard camera in the parked car shows the running boy avoiding a head-on collision by hitting the side of Mr Lai’s lorry as it speeds past.
The authorities said the child suffered minor injuries, while no others were harmed during the crash.
Mr Lai, whose lorry still has red ribbons on its door handles, signifying a new purchase, panicked when he saw the boy and stepped on the accelerator pedal instead of the brake, the authorities said.
Local police are still investigating the case.
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