Russian baby cheats death in road crash - video

One-year-old hurled from car into the path of lorry manages to survive

LAST UPDATED AT 13:17 ON Wed 23 Jan 2013

A BABY narrowly escaped death after being flung in front of a lorry following a car crash in Russia, in an incident captured on the dashboard camera of a fellow driver.

The footage, which emerged today, shows the one-year-old girl being thrown out of a Mitsubishi car when its driver lost control overtaking another car. The baby landed in the path of a lorry on a road near Nizhny Novgorod, western Russia.

For a second it looks like the child will be flattened and killed as the vehicle approaches - but it misses her. She is then rescued by the Mitsubishi's driver Dmitry Aliev, 53.

Police said the baby had been put on a blanket on the rear window shelf instead of being strapped into a car seat.

According to the Daily Telegraph the girl was treated in hospital for bruises and a concussion after the crash on Sunday but was not seriously injured.

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