Toddler falls out of a minivan, grandparents drive away

A dashboard camera caught this frightening moment when an unsecured toddler fell out of the back of a moving minivan into a busy intersection in China. The two-year-old tumbled out of the van via the liftgate and fell in front of another car. The driver who witnessed the child's fall sounded shocked, even more so when he saw the minivan pull away and disappear around a corner.

The poor little kid was dazed at first, and when he figured out he's about to be left behind made a heartbreaking attempt at catching up with the minivan. The driver whose dashboard camera recorded the event scooped the boy out of harm's way, CNN reported. Another driver managed to get the driver of the minivan, the boy's grandfather, Yang Defu, to stop and turn around. Yang explained that a rear end collision days earlier had broken the latch of the minivan's lift gate. The toddler had been sitting in a passenger seat, but had climbed back into the trunk area. His grandfather was unaware that the little boy had managed to hit the lift gate and tumble on to the street.

"I was waiting at the red light. After passing the intersection a car chased after me and kept sounding the horn," Yang told CCTV, according to CNN. "The driver told me a kid fell out of my van. I looked back, parked my van aside, and went back to search for my grandson."

Yang was reunited with his grandson by the helpful passerby who rescued the boy from busy traffic. The video has since gone viral, with many commenters wondering why the child was not in a car seat. Surprisingly, this isn't the first time a dashcam has caught a kid falling out of a moving car. A dashboard camera in Russia caught the moment when a toddler tumbled out of the back seat of a sedan. The parents in this video, however, realized almost immediately that something was wrong and went back to retrieve their child.

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