Dashcam footage shows three young children dart in front of 7.5-tonne lorry

Dashcam footage shows the three children darting out onto the road on North Walsham Road, Coltishall

Dashcam footage shows the three children darting out onto the road on North Walsham Road, Coltishall, Norfolk. Picture: www.gvdashcamfootage.com - Credit: www.gvdashcamfootage.com

A lorry driver has shared footage of the heart-stopping moment which could have left three schoolchildren fatally injured.

The group circled as the lorry approaches. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

The group circled as the lorry approaches. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com - Credit: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

Dashcam footage from the 7.5-tonne vehicle shows three pupils in their school uniform dart into the road in front of the lorry on North Walsham Road, Coltishall.

The driver is forced to slam on his brakes, as the trio sprint back to the safety of the pavement.

A woman, thought to be the parent of at least one of the youngsters, is also seen chasing the children into the road.

She then holds both her hands up in an apology to the driver.

The children running into the road. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

The children running into the road. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com - Credit: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

Another pedestrian behind the group stands with her hands covering her mouth in terror.

The driver, who was luckily only driving at around 30 miles an hour, managed to halt where the children had been just seconds before.

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Having uploaded the clip to YouTube, the driver wrote: 'Kids run out in front of my 7.5-tonne fully-loaded lorry.

'I did stop and check on the kids and mum.

She runs into the road in an attempt to keep the children back. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

She runs into the road in an attempt to keep the children back. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com - Credit: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

'They were all shaken by the near miss but, after a few minutes they were all fine and I went on my way.'

The incident took place at a crossroads on the northern side of Coltishall, on January the 30.

The video shows the incident took place just after 9.30am in the morning.

The woman raises her hands in an apology. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

The woman raises her hands in an apology. Picture: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com - Credit: www.hdvdashcamfootage.com

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