Shock footage shows girl, 11, being mowed down by a car and thrown like a ‘rag doll’ across the road

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Shocking footage of an 11-year-old girl being mowed down by a car and then thrown “like a rag doll” across the road has been released by police.

The video shows the child running out in front of the vehicle before hitting the car.

She then lands several metres down the road from the point of impact.



Police have released a shocking video of 11-year-old girl being mowed down by a car and thrown like a ‘rag doll’ as a warning to parents.

However, incredibly, the girl then gets back to her feet and dashes back out across the road.

Devon and Cornwall Police said she miraculously only sustained minor injuries and have released the footage on social media as a warning to parents and children.

The driver was reportedly shaken but was found not to be at fault after the crash on July 7.

Officers have not revealed the exact location where the incident happened but a spokesperson said: “Warning! We’re releasing this shocking footage of a recent RTC involving a child to remind you why road safety education is vital.

“Each year around 120 child pedestrians are involved in collisions on our roads. Please always remember to stop, look and listen.”



Devon and Cornwall Police said the girl miraculously only sustained minor injuries and have released the footage to share an important safety message.

The video states: “The following clip shows a road traffic collision between an 11-year-old pedestrian and a car.

“You may find the footage disturbing.

“In Devon and Cornwall each year around 120 child pedestrians are involved in collisions.

“Here’s an important message about why road safety education is vital.

“Fortunately, she only sustained minor injuries and was quickly back to her usual active self.

“The driver, who was understandably shaken, was found not to be at fault.

“Please ensure children always stop, look and listen before crossing the road.”