A shocking video of a boy run down by a car outside a Hindu temple on Depot Road on Saturday is making the rounds online not for its horror but the miraculous outcome.
Filmed from the dashcam of another vehicle, the boy is seen dashing into the path of an oncoming car outside the Sri Ruthra Kaliamman Temple. The car, without appearing to slow, barrels over the boy as he falls under its wheels.
What appears to be the boy’s mother, screaming and distraught, runs to where he lays in the street, only for him to spring up, apparently unscathed.
The minute-long footage was filmed from a taxi as the driver was turning onto the road and had stopped to drop off a passenger. The clip has been widely reposted to pages such as District Singapore, where it has been shared 1,400 times and garnered more than 42,000 views since last night.
Prior to the horrifying scene, the boy and his mother – in a yellow and green sari – were walking with another mother-son pair outside the temple when the boy suddenly dashed into the road, from behind a parked car, where he was hit.
The boy is slammed from behind and knocked to the ground, where he escaped serious injury by falling between the wheels of the vehicle.
His mother watches the whole thing in horror, too late to catch him. After the car pulls away, she runs toward the boy and pulls him back up to this feet.
“Oh my goodness!” the taxi driver can be heard shouting among screams recorded in the video.
Toward the end of the clip, the other woman and child cross the road cautiously toward them. It does not show whether the driver of the car that hit the boy stopped.
As with other road accident videos, Singaporeans quickly debated who was to blame, with the majority blaming the parent in the comments for her lack of vigilance and “not holding” the boy’s hand.
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