A child miraculously escaped with only minor injuries after running in front of a learner driver and being hit and sent flying into the path of another car in Nottingham.
Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment the learner driver’s car hits the young boy, who had suddenly run out across a set of traffic lights which were green for vehicles.
The car hits the boy who rolls over the bonnet of the vehicle before cartwheeling into the next lane into the path of an overtaking black Audi. The Audi – which doesn’t stop – dodges the boy rolling across the road.
The boy is able to spring back to his feet seemingly unharmed.
“I was guiding the learner driver back to finish up her lesson,” said the driving instructor. “We were running a little behind time, heading back along Western Boulevard at 3.30pm we were less than a few minutes from parking up when this happened.
“A family approached the crossing when their child runs from behind them, hidden behind a tree from us. Before we know it he is in the road, the brakes are on hard and … silence. The few seconds it took for this to happen felt like a lifetime as the child rolled over the front of my car and back into the road, narrowly avoided by a black Audi overtaking us,” he added.
The learner driver was “not even close to the 40mph speed limit,” the instructor said.
“Thankfully, an ambulance was not far behind us and was quick to assist the child, who had suffered apparently very little injury from this.”
“The most amazing part of this story though, for me, is the learner driver I was teaching. Being a medical student herself, she was in her element with the paramedics, tending to the child while he was prepped for the ambulance and taken away to be checked over.”
Warning Please note that the footage below contains images that might be deemed disturbing.