Dramatic moment boy on a scooter swerves into the road without looking and driver slams on brakes in time to stop serious injury
- The footage was caught on a dashcam along a street in St Helens, Merseyside
- The boy was racing down the pavement with his friends before swerving out
- He escaped with a grazed arm but the driver wants to warn parents and children
A young boy on a scooter swerved into the road without looking as the driver of an oncoming car slams on brakes just in the nick of time.
The footage was caught on the dashcam of the car who collided with the boy on a street in St Helens, Merseyside.
The video starts as the driver, Nadine Waring, turns on to a residential street.
The boy on the scooter can be seen in a blue t-shirt racing down the pavement with his friends on the left of the screen.
As she gets closer to the boy, he suddenly swerves off the pavement and into Nadine’s path without looking to check for traffic.
The car hits his side as he bounces off the bonnet and falls on to the road.
Another child in the top right of the screen puts his hands on his head in disbelief.
The boy sits on the road for a couple of seconds before standing up, gathering his scooter and dragging it to the kerb.
A young boy riding a scooter swerved dangerously into the road without looking and was knocked down by an oncoming car
The footage was caught on the dashcam of the car who collided with the boy on a street in St Helens, Merseyside
The boy races down the pavement with his friends before suddenly swerving off the pavement and into the driver’s path
He appears to be a little dazed as he looks back at the car.
Nadine reverses the vehicle and pulls up closer to the pavement to check on the boy, which is when the video ends.
She said she had already reduced her speed, fearing such an accident might happen, and the boy escaped with a grazed arm.
The 27-year-old, who had her baby in the car, posted the footage to social media to warn youngsters and their parents.
One viewer wrote under the post: ‘Hopefully, he’s learned a valuable lesson from a sensible driver who was going at an appropriate speed and most likely anticipated the situation.
‘The boy is very lucky it wasn’t a moronic driver like some that race up and down my terraced residential street with cars parked on both sides all the way up.’
He hit the bonnet and sat on the ground for a few seconds. He then stood up, gathered his scooter and dragged it to the kerb
He escaped with a grazed arm but the driver now wants to warn parents and children about the dangers of playing near the road
Another added: ‘And this is why you teach your children how to open their eyes. Glad he’s okay but he’s definitely not smart, didn’t even use the cut part of the curb to join the road.’
Speaking about the incident, Nadine said: ‘I was worried that I had hurt him but apart from a graze to his arm he was fine.
‘I’m a cautious driver anyway, especially with my baby in the car but this has made me feel like giving up driving.
‘I had just picked my baby up from my parents as I had just been to uni. As I was driving home I saw one child run out without looking, so I was more cautious than usual, thinking the others may do the same.
‘I slowed down when approaching them but he darted out without looking. I stayed with him until his mum got there who had him checked out and is fine.
The mental health nursing student is considering giving up driving after being involved in a spate of accidents that were not her fault in recent months.
She added: ‘This is the fourth incident where I am not at fault in the past five months. I’ve got two small scratches on the bonnet. I’ve had three people reverse into me.
‘The first time I didn’t have proof that I had completed my manoeuvre and was not reversing at the time of impact which prompted me to get the dashcam.’
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