- A driver ran over a boy who was tying his shoelaces in a car park in China
- The boy got dragged under the wheels but was saved by his school bag
- Onlookers rushed to lift up the car and sent the boy to hospital right after
A schoolboy was luckily saved by his backpack after being mowed down by a car in east China.
CCTV footage shows the boy tying his shoelaces when the white car, reported to be a Mercedes, hit him from the back and dragged him along for about a metre.
His school bag stopped a wheel from running over him just in time. Afterwards, onlookers rushed over to lift up the car and took the boy to hospital.
A boy is seen standing in a car park before the white Mercedes turns in (left). He ties his shoelaces in the middle and does not notice the car is coming from behind (right)
According to Zhejiang News, driver Ms Pan was looking for a parking space in the car park in Yueqing, Wenzhou, on November 13.
Ms Pan did not notice a boy was tying shoelaces in the middle of the car park until she heard a yell.
The clip captures the moment the boy was knocked down by the front right wheel.
Luckily his backpack stopped the wheel from going further and saved his life.
Ms Pan and nearby onlookers lifted up the car and freed the boy.
CCTV footage shows the boy being mowed down by the front right wheel (left). His backpack is trapped under the wheels and dragged for about a metre (right)
Ms Pan, the driver, gets out of her car and checks on the boy’s condition
Onlookers rush to the scene and lift up the vehicle and send the boy to the hospital
The driver, Ms Pan, told Zhejiang News: ‘I’m really grateful that there are so many people helping me out.I wouldn’t know what to do if they were not around.’
She added that she was not driving at a high speed.
The boy was found to have no major injuries.
Yueqing police posted on their official social media page to remind drivers to beware of blind spots. Drivers are also reminded to check all the mirror before maneuvers.