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This is the moment a mother and son pull over to the roadside on a scooter and a passing lorry’s swinging back door whacks the eight-year-old boy and puts him in intensive care.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in Anyue outside the city of Ziyang City in the southern Chinese province of Sichuang when mother Tian was on her motorbike with her young son Li.
As seen in the footage, the pair stop by the roadside as a red lorry follows behind them.
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The lorry’s unlocked back door is swinging open and as the vehicle passes the pair, the metal door hits the boy on the back of the head.
The mother and son then fall off the motorbike.
The youngster was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is still reportedly in intensive care.
The extent of his head injuries were not disclosed by local media.
Tian was also hospitalised with minor head injuries, according to reports.
Five hours after the incident, the police found the lorry at a construction site and the driver, identified as Mr. Guan, said that “did not know” the tailgate was unlocked while driving.
According to local media, the police found blood on the metal tailgate which was also found to be broken.
It is unclear whether the lorry driver has been arrested as the investigation continues.
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