Child Survives Being Thrown From Car in Head-On Crash Captured on Dashcam

January 9, 2018 Updated: September 28, 2018    

The moment a child was thrown through a car window, surviving a head-on collision with only minor injuries, has been captured on dashcam footage in Russia.

The child’s mother had driven the wrong way down a road in Plast, Russia, according to the Daily Mail, and panicked.

The footage shows the vehicle losing control in the distance, then, as the camera approaches, scattering other vehicles as it plows into oncoming traffic.

The car, a Daewoo Matiz, can be seen hitting a Lada head-on,  spinning both cars off the road.

A Lada (L) and Daewoo (R) can be seen where they span off the road in this screenshot (Daily Mail/East2West)

According to the Daily Mail, which obtained the footage, the child was thrown through the car windscreen.

As the driver slows at the scene of the accident on the road in southwest Russia, a child can be sitting on the ground and moving around on the snow.

The driver can then be seen getting out of the car before he went to check on the mother and child.

The screenshot shows the Lada on the left, and the child in the far right corner (Screenshot/DailyMail/East2West)

According to the Mail, one witness said that the child had a broken nose, and the mother suffered bruises. They were both taken to hospital in an ambulance that arrived seven minutes after the crash.

(A closer view shows the child sitting on the snow (Screenshot/DailyMail/East2West)

Dmitry Toshin, whose dash cam filmed the crash, which occurred on Jan. 8,  told the Mail that the driver of Matiz car was a woman.

“She said the road was slippery, she lost control of the car.”

“She was panicking… The child was in a car seat but was thrown out.”

He said that the two occupants of the Lada, both wearing seatbelts, were uninjured.

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