Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dashcam Captures Child Coming within Inches Tragedy

This is the terrifying moment a child came within inches of death after running from behind a bus and into the path of a massive lorry.

Heart-stopping dash-cam footage shows the boy getting off the bus in Høyanger, Norway, with a group of four other youngsters. The children initially wait at the side of the road but the boy - wearing white shorts and a dark top - wanders out into the road.

As the bus pulls away the huge red and white lorry looms into view but the youngster has no idea what is speeding towards him.

The HGV driver spots the child and slams on the brakes - somehow coming to a stop just inches from the panic-stricken boy.

The footage was shot on June 19 this year by truck driver Tor Bjørn Kyrkjebø.

Mr Kyrkjebø told NRK: 'I saw what was about to happen, but there was little I could do. 'I saw over the roof of the bus the truck was heading at it at a great speed. I blinked my lights and horn to alert the traffic and young people.'

He said he released the dash-cam footage to warn children about the dangers of busy roads.

Bus company Brakar said their driver had dropped the children off at an approved stop but confirmed it would launch an investigation to avoid 'similar unfortunate episodes in future'.

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