Viral video shows the heart-stopping moment child is almost hit by truck
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A viral video captured a heart-stopping moment on a busy road.
The person filming is following a green bus along a one-lane road in the countryside in Norway.
As it comes to a stop, a group of school-children can be seen jumping off.
Suddenly, one darts into the middle of the road as they try to cross.
What they don’t realise, by crossing behind a bus, is that a huge lorry is speeding down the other side of the road.
Seeming to be oblivious, they continue to run as the lorry applies its brakes whilst the young person runs in front of it.
Thankfully the lorry avoids the child due to their quick reactions, coming within inches as it struggles to stop its huge weight.
The other children seem unbothered by the near miss.
Tor Bjørn Kyrkjebø was a truck driver who witnessed the near miss and told NRK: “I saw what was about to happen, but there was little I could do.”
The Imgur video, which has over 20,000 views already, shocked users at the child’s idiotic actions.
One wrote: “I thought you were supposed to cross in front of the bus for this very reason.”
Others praised the actions of the lorry driver.
Another remarked: “That truck driver deserves a medal… or a cash prize.”
Another close shave was caught on camera after a lorry driver dangerously swerved across a motorway.
It lost control as the driver veered across two lanes, unable to straighten up.
Instead of pulling over to the side of the road, it continued to drive even as two of its wheels leave the ground.
Thankfully, other drivers stayed back and avoided a collision.