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Watch: Boy riding scooter swerves into traffic and narrowly escapes being run over

David Kearns

Published 05/10/2015 | 14:06

Driver Leng Kee Boon braked just in time to avoid hitting the boy Credit: Youtube
Driver Leng Kee Boon braked just in time to avoid hitting the boy Credit: Youtube

A young boy had lucky to escape after he was nearly hit by a car when riding his kick scooter recklessly on the road.

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The incident, which occurred on a road in Sengkang in Singapore on Saturday, was recorded by a dash camera of the driver who narrowly missed the child.

In the 15-second video, the boy, who is in a blue T-shirt and shorts, can be seen riding his kick scooter on the left side of a two-lane road.

As the car approached, the boy suddenly veered towards the right and attempts to cross the road without checking behind him. 

His sudden swerve forces the driver to apply his emergency brakes to avoid a collision.

The driver, Mr Leng, who gave the video to Stomp.com said he shared the video in the hope “all parents of young children can learn from this video footage.

“I was very concerned about his road safety awareness and wish to talk to his parents," he added.

“In the first place, someone so young should not be riding the scooter on the road without parental supervision.

“It was fortunate that I managed to stop in time. What if it was a tipper truck or a heavy vehicle? The driver might not have seen him and the consequences would be disastrous."

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