A father’s quick reflexes, thankfully saved the life of his child from a road accident that could have ended tragically. The video footage taken by a surveillance camera, shows us the scary moment a drunk driver of an Audi car swerved right through a pedestrian sidewalk, almost hitting the father and his baby – who is merely 3 months old.
A report posted by ReshareWorthy tells us that the incident happened in the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. It definitely shows us the dangers of driving under the influence.
If not for this father’s lightning-fast thinking, he and his baby could have died.
According to the reports, the father desperately tried to “push his child out of harm’s way” and it ended with him and the baby “flying after the car clips the stroller’s wheels.” The two have been knocked over into the bike lane.
In an interview, the dad later shared:
“All of a sudden, I saw the Audi hitting the traffic light and continue to drive in our direction. I pushed the pram onto the tram tracks and only just managed to avoid that the car runs us over.”
Other pedestrians immediately ran toward the scene to help them.
Obviously hurt, the father still managed to stand up to check on and pick up the poor infant. Random strangers then approached them and even confronted the vehicle driver, who remained unhurt throughout the accident.
The father and his baby were immediately brought to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention. Fortunately, the baby only had minor bruises and scratches.
Watch the video here and see for yourself:
Meanwhile, the driver was later identified as Miroslav Stanojevic, a rich and influential businessman.
Unfortunately, he was only fined for a small amount and was given a 2-year driving ban after apologizing in court.