Split-second reflexes! Quick-thinking mother pulls her son clear as car suddenly reverses towards them in China
- A mother dragged her child to safety in a car park in Yulin City on October 16
- The small boy was moments from being crushed by an out-of-control car
- The driver mistook accelerator for the brake pedal and shot backwards
A mother managed to prevent her young son being crushed to death by a speeding car by dragging the youngster to safety.
CCTV footage filmed the dramatic incident on October 16, in a supermarket car park in the southern Chinese city of Yulin.
The white car is seen trying to reverse out of a parking space when it stops and allows a moped to get past.
A mother was walking behind a parked car with her two children in Yulin in southern China when the vehicle rapidly shot backwards
The mother grabbed her youngest son who was moments away from being crushed to death
The white car continued backwards crashing into a black car which was shunted over a raised kerbstone
Moments later, when a mother and her two children are walking behind the car, the driver begins reversing at speed and ploughs into another parked car, pushing it over a kerb stone.
As the car moves backwards, the mother spots her young son is directly behind the vehicle and cannot be seen by the driver.
She bravely leans back towards the child and pulls him clear to safety as the car hurtles backwards.
After checking her child, the mother goes to the driver’s side of the car and began banging on the window.
A few moments later the driver leaves his car and walks to the rear of his vehicle to inspect the damage.
A passer by who witnessed the incident removed the keys from the ignition to prevent the man from driving off.
Local media said the driver may have mistaken the throttle for the brake given how quickly he shot backwards.
Yulin police, from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region confirmed they have dealt with the driver.