WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT – Footage filmed in the city of Bozhou, in China’s northwestern province of Anhui, shows the child being struck after running across a street
A young boy was hit by a combine harvester in front of his horrified parents, but miraculously survived.
Footage filmed in the city of Bozhou, in China’s northwestern province of Anhui, shows the child being struck after running across a street.
A man, who is believed to be his dad, stands on one side of the road as the incident unfolds and screams when he understands the boy has been hit.
In the video, the boy can be seen running across the road and being struck by the vehicle.
It is believed the child failed to see the combine harvester because of a lorry trailer parked by the side of the road that was obstructing his view.
The clip shows the young boy, who has not been named, being hit in the head by the vehicle’s header.
He appears to avoid being run over by the vehicle’s wheels as his parents scream and run to his rescue.
After the horrific incident, the boy gets up on his own and bursts into tears as the adults nearby carry him off.
Local media reported that the young boy escaped serious injury in the incident, only suffering some bruises and cuts.
It is unclear if the combine harvester driver stopped to check on the young boy.
It is also unknown if the police are investigating the matter.
Earlier this month, two children were seriously injured after being hit by Land Rover in a horror smash.
An air ambulance landed at the scene to take the young victims of the smash to the hospital.
They were hit by the vehicle in Ashton, Greater Manchester, just before 4pm on October 1.
A White Land Rover collided with two child pedestrians both aged under five, Greater Manchester Police confirmed.
The driver remained at the scene to help police with their enquiries, a GMP spokesperson said.