Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a toddler is thrown from his toy car and smacks his head on the floor after a piece of string attached to it is caught between closing lift doors and yanked up in the air.
The incident happened in the city of Nanning, capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China, on 30th August.
CCTV images from the residential building where the 18-month-old boy lives shows him riding the lift car by himself when it stops on basement level 1 and he rides his toy car out.
An elderly male neighbour keeps the doors open as the boy exits the lift, but the section of string used to pull his toy car remains inside as the metal doors shut once more.
When the lift is called upwards, the string is caught in the lift shaft and his toy car is flipped upside down, causing the tot to fall off out of his seat and face-plant the tile floor in front of the shocked pensioner.
The steering wheel on the boy’s toy car, onto which the piece of string had been tied, is yanked off and can be seen rising to the top of the closed doors.
The toddler’s mum, Ms Tan, said her son suffered a bruise on his cheek but was otherwise not seriously harmed during the scare.
She explained that she was taking her two children out for a walk in the gardens when they rode the lift from the fifth floor to the ground.
However, after she and her daughter stepped out, the lift doors closed with her son still inside it before descending to basement level 1.
She said: “When my son moved out of the lift on basement level 1, the doors closed and the string on his toy car got stuck behind them.
“His entire car was flipped upside down and he fell on the floor. It was very dangerous.”
Ms Tan said she believed the time on the lift doors was too short, and that she was waiting for her building’s managing company to provide a solution.
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