Russian toddler survives after being ejected onto path of truck
The circle highlights the toddler lying in the path of the oncoming truck (LiveLeak)
Phil Hahn, Social Media Producer, CTV News
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:20PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:21PM EST
Video of an accident in Russia shows a toddler ejected from a vehicle into the opposite lane, right onto the path of an oncoming truck.
The two-year old girl survived with only minor injuries, according to Russian media reports.
The crash happened on Jan. 20 near the city of Nizhny Novgorod. It involved a silver Mitsubishi Outlander that swerved across both lanes of a highway and spun around before slamming into the back of a truck.
The toddler was ejected from the car and landed face down on the highway. The driver of another oncoming truck was able to slow down and swerve toward the shoulder, narrowly missing the child.
The driver of the Mitsubishi is then shown getting out of the car and scooping up the girl, who reportedly suffered minor injuries to her head and face. She was treated at CRH Lyskovo Hospital.
Russian reports say the 53-year-old driver lost control of his SUV after passing another vehicle. The child was apparently not strapped into a carseat.
The entire incident was caught on a dashboard camera.
While there are no statistics on the number of Russian motorists who use "dash cams," videos of accidents and fights caught on on these cameras are often uploaded and shared via video-sharing websites.