A heart-stopping incident unfolded in the village of Kopyshche near Minsk, Belarus, when a mother accidentally ran over her own son as she pulled away in her car. The incident, captured by a CCTV camera, shows the horrifying moment when the young boy got knocked to the ground and run over by the car's rear wheel.
According to the video footage, the child was standing next to the rear passenger door of the red Hyundai car, attempting to get inside before his mother drove off. Unfortunately, the mother failed to notice her son, and as she accelerated, he was dragged along. Panicked, the mother quickly left the car but forgot to put on the brakes. The vehicle came to a halt only after colliding with the wall of an apartment block.
Passersby, including a female witness, immediately rushed to the injured child's aid while the distraught mother scooped him up and returned to the crashed car. Both were later taken to the hospital, where the boy is being treated for multiple injuries.
Authorities have reported that the 36-year-old mother is facing several administrative offense charges, including committing a traffic accident, leaving the scene of an accident, violating transportation rules for underage passengers, and lacking compulsory insurance. The exact punishment she will face has not yet been specified by the police.
The local police released the shocking video on their website as a stark reminder to parents to exercise more caution when traveling with their children. This tragic incident serves as a heartbreaking reminder of the risks involved in ensuring the safety of young passengers.