Video shows teenager get struck by 40-tonne lorry and walk away unscathed

The youth is seen running out into the road with a friend before hesitating and being struck head-on

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Footage has emerged of the moment a teenager was hit by a 40-tonne truck travelling at 45mph on a country road, then gets up and walks away.

The youth is seen running out into the road with a friend before hesitating and being struck head-on by the lorry.

Incredibly the boy is seen jumping up and limping to the side of the road. It was reported that he escaped with just a bruised ankle.

The video was captured by a camera fixed to the car and released to warn young people of the dangers of playing on the roads during school holidays.

Mark Berry, international sales director at SmartWitness, told the Shropshire Star: "Obviously it was a huge relief to everyone that this lad was not more badly hurt.

"The driver was clearly badly shaken by the incident and immediately presented the footage to police."

After viewing the video, police decided to take no action following the incident.

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