Baby survives being ejected into path of moving car

 UPDATED 7:48 AM HST Jan 25, 2013
Car crash

This is a compelling reminder for parents to always buckle up their kids.

A one-year-old baby narrowly escaped death after being thrown out of a car and landing into the path of a moving tractor trailer in a horrific accident in Russia.

A chilling dash cam video showed an SUV losing control and veering into the opposite lane of oncoming vehicles. An approaching truck cut off its rear, and as a result, the baby flung into the road.

Luckily, the alert truck driver managed to swerve away from the child, who was quickly carried by her father back inside the car.

News reports later said that the baby sustained minor cuts and mild concussion from the accident. Police, however, did not charge the parents for reckless driving and for not strapping their baby in a car seat.

The video has gotten nearly half-a-million views since it was posted on YouTube. Many viewers were thankful that the baby was out of harm's way, but criticized the parents for their negligence.

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