Terrifying moment: 12-year-old schoolboy is knocked to the ground by car seconds before another car ‘misses him by inches’
- Footage shows the boy crossing the road on Cambridge Street in Coventry
This is the terrifying moment a schoolboy was hit by a car just seconds before another car missed him by inches.
A second car followed suit and crashed into a black vehicle parked next to the boy, missing him by inches before also driving away.
Paramedics were called to the scene and examined the boy, but said he was lucky to have “escaped serious injury”, according to his father.
He told CoventryLive: “He was crossing the road and the car turned towards him – he was hit by the red car which knocked him to the ground.
The boy (pictured) suffered a broken ankle and has worn boots since the accident on August 30.
The footage shows the boy crossing the road on Cambridge Street, Hillfields, Coventry when a red car swerves around the corner and knocks him to the ground. The car does not seem to stop and accelerates
“He was literally half on the sidewalk and half off the sidewalk and the second car hit a black car and missed him by inches.”
The father said he noticed his son was “limping” over the next few days and took him to the GP with leg pain. She was advised to take her son to hospital for further checks.
There, the boy was diagnosed with a broken ankle and has been wearing boots since the August 30 accident.
His father said the schoolboy “always complained about the pain he felt” and that the collision had left him “scared and traumatized”.
“He hasn’t left the house alone since that day and he’s very scared. He doesn’t want to cross the roads, so there’s a bit of trauma,” the man said of his son.
He added: “It will take time for him to recover.”
Police are investigating the collision, but have yet to make any arrests, according to the Coventry Telegraph.
A second car followed suit and crashed into a black vehicle parked next to the boy, missing him only “by a few centimeters.”
West Midlands Police told MailOnline: ‘We were called to Cambridge Street, Coventry, shortly before 11.45am on August 30 after a 12-year-old boy suffered leg injuries after being hit by a car .
“We are making inquiries and witnesses or anyone with information should contact us via live chat or by calling 101 quoting log number 1548-300823.”
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “A boy escaped serious injury after colliding with a car which had mounted on a curb.
“The incident happened at around 11.50am on Cambridge Street in Coventry on Wednesday August 30.
“An ambulance and a first aider were sent to the scene. When paramedics arrived, they sent a car to the scene with no one on board.
“The child was able to mobilize immediately after the collision. He was assessed on scene, but was released to the care of family members, with advice on what to do if his condition changed.