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Boy rides toy car into oncoming traffic in China

Latest Update: November 3, 2016 | 136 Views

BEIJING: Video of a toddler riding his yellow toy car into oncoming traffic during rush hour in a city in eastern China went viral this week.

The footage shows cars and motorbikes weaving around the three-year-old child in Lishui City before a police officer comes to the rescue.

“It was very dangerous with many large vehicles around him, so without a second thought, I rushed to the kid immediately and took him to the side of the road,” officer Wu Feng, who has been hailed as a hero on social media, told state television CCTV.

China’s roads are among the deadliest in the world, with over 10,000 children under the age of 15 dying each year due to road accidents, according to the World Health Organization.

Reuters