Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Video: Aussie father clasps infant as car hits

SYDNEY — Dramatic video footage has emerged of a father saving his newborn son by clutching consistently to him as a car strike the man.

The traffic mishap happened in the western Sydney suburb of Penrith in 2008 and was transmit for the first time Monday on Australia's Nine Network.

The security camera footage shows a car plowing into Andrew Leach as he held his son Hayden on a sidewalk close to a shop front. Leach's parents, standing close to, were hit, and the baby's empty stroller was knocked flying.

Leach held the baby to his upper body as he was pushed into the shop window and had his legs pinned by the car, which nine said was driven by an aged woman who had lost control of the vehicle.

As the car not interest down, Leach said he thought if they strike the back of me, break a leg or whatever, that's fixable. But if they strike my son, he's not fixable.

Leach said the program his son was unhurt.

Leach himself was shown climbing out from between the car and the shop front and was not poorly hurt. Both his parents were hospitalized with injury, but survived, Nine reported.

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