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Girl, 11, hurled into air after being hit by car in video warning to parents


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Police have released shocking video showing the moment a schoolgirl was thrown into the air ‘like a rag doll’ after being hit by a car.

The footage shows the child running out in front of the car before she is hit and hurled into the air.

She then lands several metres away but miraculously gets up on to her feet and runs off in panic.

The girl only sustained minor injuries despite the shocking nature of the incident, police said.

The driver was reportedly shaken but was found not to be at fault after the crash on July 7.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they were releasing the footage on social media as a warning to parents, and said the crash could have ended in tragedy.

Officers have not revealed the exact location where the incident happened but a spokesperson said: “We’re releasing this shocking footage of a recent RTC involving a child to remind you why road safety education is vital.

‘Each year around 120 child pedestrians are involved in collisions on our roads. Please always remember to stop, look and listen.’

The young girl was hit after running into a road, but luckily escaped major injuries (Picture: Twitter/@DC_Police)

The video states: ‘The following clip shows a road traffic collision between an 11-year-old pedestrian and a car.

‘You may find the footage disturbing.

‘In Devon and Cornwall each year around 120 child pedestrians are involved in collisions.

‘Here’s an important message about why road safety education is vital.

‘Fortunately, she only sustained minor injuries and was quickly back to her usual active self.

‘The driver, who was understandably shaken, was found not to be at fault.

‘Please ensure children always stop, look and listen before crossing the road.’

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