Boy's miraculous survival after being run over by car

Aug 25, 2014

A 6-year-old boy miraculously survived after being run over by a SVU in Jining City, east China's Shandong Province. Video: Reuters

A 6-year-old boy survived after being run over by a careless driver in Jining City, east China's Shandong Province, on Wednesday.

The boy was playing with Lego on the side of a driveway near his house and a red SUV drove over him.

Unexpectedly, the boy stood up and ran over to the other side of the street after being run over by the car.

After the accident, the boy was sent to hospital and was found with only some scratches on his face and legs.

After watching the scene caught in the surveillance camera, the family said they were all terrified if anything would have happened to him.

"I cried after watching the video. He was so lucky to have survived," said his grandfather..

The traffic police explained the reason why he survived.

"First, he was really small. Secondly, the chassis of the car is quite high. Last but not least, the boy was between two wheels. Therefore, he came out safe without getting hurt," said Xu Liyan, a traffic policeman in Jining.

From the community's surveillance video footage, the police tracked down the driver, who turned out to live in the same community with the injured boy.

The driver said he did not notice the boy in the first place and was completely unaware of the whole accident. The local police has taken details of the driver and released him, but the case is under further investigation.

Reuters

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