Mum and baby miraculously escape injury as car flips towards them near crossing

A dramatic video has captured the moment a mum and her toddler narrowly avoid serious injury when a car crashes and flips towards them near a zebra crossing.

The terrifying incident, which was caught on camera, shows the car veering off Warwick Road in Olton, Solihull. It hits a lamppost before turning on its side as the mother and child are on the pavement.

The quick-thinking mum manages to turn the pushchair away just as the car reaches them outside a row of shops, shortly after 4pm, on Saturday, December 16. Moments later, the mum is seen holding her daughter and sitting down on a chair outside a restaurant.

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A shop worker who rushed to help after the crash told BirminghamLive: "The mum was in shock and her little girl was only aged around two. We think she had a broken leg. It was a terrible crash."

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent two ambulances to the scene. The toddler and the female driver of the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were both taken to hospital. The girl's mum was treated at the scene and discharged.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: "We were called at 4.11pm on Saturday to a road traffic collision involving a car and two pedestrians on Warwick Road, Solihull. Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene.

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"Upon arrival, we found a woman and child who were pedestrians and a woman who was the driver of the car. The driver of the car and the child were assessed and had non-life-threatening injuries.

"The driver received treatment from ambulance staff and both were conveyed to Heartlands Hospital for further assessment. A woman who was a pedestrian was assessed and had minor injuries. She received treatment from ambulance staff and did not require further treatment and was discharged at the scene."

A police spokesperson added: "We attended a collision on Warwick Road, Olton, Solihull, where a car hit a lamppost at a zebra crossing. Fortunately, no one was injured, and no arrests were made."

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