Miracle baby unhurt after catapulting out of pregnant mother as she is run over by truck
These are the incredible images of a miracle baby that was catapulted out from his pregnant mother as she was run over by a truck.
The death-defying little boy landed three metres away on the road after his mother Wang Zhau was hit in the tragic accident.
Mrs Zhau, 40, and her husband Mao, 42, were travelling to hospital by motorbike after she went into labour.
A police spokesman confirmed that Mr Mao had decided to take his wife by motorbike rather than wait for an ambulance to take her to the maternity ward.
The pair, from the East Chinese city of Xiamen, were then tragically hit by a truck causing both parents to fall off the bike.
Eyewitnesses reported that the wheels of the truck then ran over the mother, who was killed instantly – her husband died later at the scene.
But the 9.2lb baby, now named Xiao Zhao only suffered minor bruises and was relatively unhurt when he was found three metres away from his mother.
Police spokesman Chan Chien said: “Eye witnesses said that when the woman was hit by the truck she gave birth on the spot.
“Others said that the baby had been thrown out of the woman’s belly and had landed three metres away.”
The circumstances behind the little baby’s entrance into the world made front page news in China and has already caused a sensation across the country.
The Xiamen Charity Federation has donated 5000 yuan (£485) to the youngster.
Meanwhile the hospital where the baby is staying has been surrounded with well-wishers and people turning up after hearing the incredible tale and giving the miracle child gifts.
Medic Kuan-Yin Fan said: “The baby is doing well and we don’t see any risk that he will not make a full recovery from the minor injuries he suffered and can probably be released to his family sometime within the next week should they agree to take him.”