A two-year-old boy had a lucky escape after falling out of his grandfather’s van at a busy road intersection. The child was saved by Du Xiuli, a passenger in the car which captured the frightening experience on its dashcam.
The incident near Wujiang, Jiangsu province, China, happened on February 27 when the van stopped at a traffic light and its back door suddenly opened. The vehicle moved off, and the two-year-old tumbled out of the vehicle onto the road.
Apparently uninjured from the fall, the child was left standing on a busy road, as the van left the scene.
The toddler was then left to wander around in busy traffic.
Du Xiuli jumped out to save the child, before the child’s grandfather, Yang Defu, returned to the scene having realised that he had been missing the precious cargo.
Yang said that the child had fallen out because the back of his van had suffered damage from an earlier collision during Chinese New Year celebrations last month, which resulted in the door sometimes randomly flying open.
He said that his grandson just happened to climb over the back seat before falling out onto the road.
“I was waiting at the red light. After passing the intersection, a car chased after me and kept sounding the horn. The driver told me a kid fell out of my van. I looked back, parked my van aside, and went back to search for my grandson,” said Yang.
Du Xiuli has been awarded an honour since the incident.