Heart-stopping moment a small child steps onto one of Australia’s busiest freeways and narrowly avoids being hit by car doing close to 100kmh
- Shocking dashcam footage has emerged of a small child walking onto a highway
- The child appears just seconds before cars speed past 100km/h speed past
- Captured at 7.40pm there is no sign of any parent or carer as the child is alone
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This is the heartstopping moment a small child walks into the path of a car travelling at 100km/h in the dead of night on a busy freeway.
Dashcam footage captured the moment a motorist was driving north on the Hume Highway near Bardia, south of Sydney, just before 8pm on Sunday night.
The car was travelling at about 95km/hr when the child appeared on the inside lane of the highway before crossing to the centre of the road.
New South Wales police told Daily Mail Australia that they received an emergency call about the child at 7.43pm on Sunday night.
The child appeared just seconds before the driver sped past at 95km/h
Several police cars attended the scene and searched the area however no child was found and the search was called off at 3.45am Monday morning.
The child appears just seconds before the driver’s car speeds past.
The motorist reportedly called the police immediately before alerting them a second time when he recovered the dahscam footage from his car.
The footage shows a silhouette in the middle of the left-hand lane.
Despite the speeding cars the child seemed to continue walking towards the middle of the road
Despite the footage there were no missing children reports or police statements from the incident