A video emerged online showing an accident between a schoolboy and a van, after the former had inexplicably dashed out onto the road.
The van was seen approaching the zebra crossing and slowing down as it neared the hump when a schoolboy came running out of nowhere and onto the road.
The boy didn’t even look out for traffic and simply dashed full bloodedly across the road, catching the driver of the van by surprise.
The schoolboy was then hit by the van and flew backwards onto the ground, as the driver came out of his vehicle, appearing to check if his van had pinned anyone under.
- How could this have been the drivers fault? Surely the driver slowed down or the impact to the boy would have been worst.
The boy dashed out all of a sudden. No driver could have anticipated as the road was clear at that point.
- Actually I think the driver did slow down at the zebra crossing, if never slow down I think the boy will be under the wheels already. The driver is kind enough to check on the boy and not check if his vehicle is damaged or not.
Some more why is the kid all alone and running across the zebra crossing? Where are the parents/guidance? Count the boy lucky to be still alive.
- The boy dashed out is the root cause of the accident. Pedestrian crossing is stop look n cross. Not dash out to cross..
- Obviously the boy fault, the van was already very slow though the video looks deceiving. The boy is very lucky, because if the van is travelling at high speed, he would be in heavens now. I once too dash without looking, just to chase bus when I’m at his age and indeed I was lucky to only being horn at.
- Zebra crossing doesn’t mean the pedestrian is always in the right! I remembered when my school brought us to some enrichment class to learn how cross roads safely, we were taught to stand at the zebra crossing to make sure the incoming car comes to a stop, before we start to cross the zebra crossing.
- Human vs car. Don’t be stupid la.