Saved by his backpack? Astonishing moment small boy is hit by a car and sent flying – then gets up before running back to the pavement
- WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT
- CCTV footage, taken in Kharkiv, Ukraine, captured the boy running into the road
- He waits for a blue car to pass before sprinting out without looking both ways
- A white car hits the boy but he lithely springs back to his feet only seconds later
A schoolboy was hit by a car and sent flying, only to spring back onto his feet and run off.
CCTV footage shows the boy running directly into the path of a moving car after only looking to his left as he crossed the road.
The clip starts with the boy, wearing a backpack and trainers, walking along a pavement in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
CCTV footage captures the young boy running directly into the path of a moving car. The boy tries to stop himself, but it’s too late
He waits for a blue car to pass, quickly looks to the left and sprints out.
Almost as soon as he reaches the middle of the road, a white car comes into sight.
The boy tries to stop himself, but does so too late and the car careens into him as it comes to a stop.
The boy is sent flying forward and skids along the floor.
Incredibly, the boy collects the shoe he lost in the accident and lithely springs to his feet. He runs to the side of the road where onlookers try to help him
He grabs his shoe that came off in the accident before lithely springing to his feet and jogging to the side of the road.
The driver gets out of the car and approaches the boy, appearing to try to calm him down.
Concerned onlookers then quickly rush over to check on him.
The footage was shared on Facebook by Vladimir Pilipchuk where it has been viewed over 300,000 times.
Concerned onlookers quickly rush over to check on him. The footage was shared on Facebook by Vladimir Pilipchuk where it has been viewed over 300,000 times
He said on social media: ‘The child ran across the road in the wrong place. Thank God he had a backpack on when he hit the road. The driver did not violate any traffic rules.
‘If you have children or grandchildren, please teach them how to cross the road.’
There have been no further updates on the boy’s condition.