Boy cheats death after being hit by car and sent flying through the air

A boy miraculously cheated death after being hit by a car and sent flying through the air.

Footage shows the youngster waiting with his mother to cross a road through slow-moving traffic in Lambeth, south London.

The woman pauses to check for oncoming cars but the boy recklessly runs across the street.

He is struck by a white car and thrown onto the bonnet before being sent flying to the ground. 

Saved by his backpack, the boy immediately gets up and walks to the pavement as his mother runs to his aid after stopping to pick up his belongings from the road.

The incident was caught on a CCTV from a nearby property on Greyhound Lane last Wednesday evening.

Emergency services responded to the scene and found the boy to only have minor injuries.

John Mulvey owner of the CCTV was alerted to the incident by his neighbour, however due to an Internet outage he was unable to download the footage immediately.

Speaking today John, 52 said: “My Neighbour knocked to tell me about it a few minutes after it happened.

“I checked my CCTV as I have a few cameras all around the house, with the intentions of showing the police outside.

“But I had problems transferring the clip from the hard drive to my phone, and by the time I got it downloaded the Police and Ambulance had been and gone."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 6:42pm on 5 September to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian on Greyhound lane in Streatham.

"We sent an ambulance crew to the scene. We treated a child at the scene and took them to hospital."

Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called at 18:45hrs on Thursday, 5 September to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian on Greyhound Lane, Lambeth.

“Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service.

“A male pedestrian, aged in his late teens, was found with minor injuries.

“No arrests have been made."

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