Shocking moment taxi driver has to swerve to avoid hitting a school boy as he runs onto the road on blind bend
- Dash cam footage shows a taxi driver turn a blind corner in Inverkeithing, Fife
- A schoolboy runs at speed towards the car and darts into the middle of the road
- The taxi driver is forced to swerve and narrowly avoids hitting the youngster
A taxi driver narrowly avoided hitting a schoolboy who darted onto the road in nail-biting footage.
In the video, captured on a dash cam, the taxi driver turns a blind bend in Inverkeithing, Fife, when he is forced to swerve at around 5pm on Wednesday.
As he turns the corner, a young boy in school uniform runs towards the car at high speed and dashes onto the road in front.
As the taxi driver turns a corner, a young boy in school uniform runs towards the car at high speed and dashes onto the road in front in Inverkeithing, Fife
The taxi driver, who was transporting passengers, is forced to take evasive action and quickly veer to the right to dodge the schoolchild.
Fortunately the boy realises the impending danger and jumps back on to the pavement.
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Both the taxi driver and the boy’s quick reaction prevented a head-on collision and possible serious accident.
The taxi driver, who wished to stay anonymous, posted the video to social media after the shocking incident.
The taxi driver is forced to take evasive action and quickly veer to the right to dodge the schoolchild who jumps back onto the pavement
The 40-year-old, from Lochgelly, Fife, said had he been driving faster the outcome would have been very different.
He said: ‘I was glad I was going slow enough to take action.
‘My passengers saw it and were shocked too. Had I been going a bit faster or taken my eye off for a second, it could have been very different. You have no way of seeing what’s around the corner.’
He added: ‘I was trying to maintain control of the car, but the kid didn’t seem overly worried or concerned how close he could have been to being hit.’
The taxi driver was transporting passengers when he was forced to swerve at a dangerous corner
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