Video captures baby being thrown from car into path of lorry in Russian crash

Thursday 24 January 2013 12.59
The girl's father rushes to snatch her from the path of an oncoming lorry
The girl's father rushes to snatch her from the path of an oncoming lorry

A Russian amateur dashboard video of a small girl miraculously surviving a horrible car crash has become an Internet sensation.

A video shows a car smashing into a truck near the town of Nizhny Novgorod, about 500km east of Moscow.

As a result of the crash, a baby wrapped in her blanket was flung in front of oncoming traffic.

A huge truck is seen driving narrowly around her in a last-gasp movement to avoid running over her, as the girl is trying to get on all fours to escape.

Her father then rushes out of the car to snatch her from under the next truck approaching.

The baby's mother is then seen rushing from the back door to pick up a baby blanket and her handbag.

Police said later that the one-year-old girl was not in the child car seat but was lying across the car's back seat.

Keywords: russia, crash