Horrifying moment car almost mows down kid crossing road

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Horrifying footage has emerged of a car almost mowing down a young child on a scooter and as he tries to cross the road.

The clip, which was posted to popular Facebook page Dash Cam Owners Australia on Saturday, shows a white SUV pull up to a driveway on what appears to be a semi-rural road.

Two young children then walk over to the car with scooters in their hands.

They pause as a large white bus passes but just seconds later one of the kids — who appears to be a young boy — can be seen furiously scooting across the street as a sedan roars by.

The vehicle seems to come within just centimetres of the boy, who then tumbles onto the grassy shoulder.

A woman then rushes over to check on him as another large approaching truck stops in the middle of the road.

It is unknown where in Australia the incident took place.

The shocking video has attracted almost 2,000 reactions on Facebook and has been viewed more than 93,000 times.

Dash Cam Owners Australia disabled the comments because “it's clear people aren’t going to be civil”.

The boy is seen scooting out of the way as a car zooms by.
The car seems to come within just centimetres of the boy, who then tumbles onto the grassy shoulder. Source: Facebook/Dash Cam Owners Australia

Video highlights little-known traffic fine for common act

Earlier thus week, people were shocked to find a common driving move resulted in a motorist being slapped with a $200 fine and 2 demerit points.

In a video posted to Tiktok, a Perth driver is seen pulling over to a right-hand turning lane, pausing briefly before indicating left to leave the right-turning lane and continue driving straight ahead.

Despite the lights being green and no one else being on the road, the fixed red light camera flashed twice, confusing some TikTok users over what the driver is being fined for.

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