Watch shocking moment drunk driver crashes through shop window and hits a child

June 16, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

These shocking images show the moment a drunk driver smashes through a shop window and hits a small boy.

The video starts with the crimson Ford Fiesta turning into the car park of a convenience store before driving straight through the shop’s windows.

The six-year-old boy is picking sweets from a shelf when the car dramatically flies through the window, careering into the startled youngster and sending him flying backwards.

The driver then attempts to reverse, but ends up knocking more shop fittings over the youngster.

The boy’s family is seen desperately running to the scene, grabbing bits of broken shelving and heaving him from danger.

Miraculously the young lad escaped with only cuts and bruises, which took place at Landside Wine Stores in Leigh, Greater Manc on May 29.

Marion Smith, 79, who was driving the car, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a sample of breath and driving without due care and attention.

She was disqualified from driving for three years and given a 50 hours community order and ordered to pay costs of £170.

Sergeant John Brennan from GMP’s Road Policing Unit said: “This was a horrific ordeal for the young boy and his family. Thankfully he is alive and well but those terrifying moments will stay with his family forever.

“When you choose to drive a car after having a drink, you are also choosing to put other people at risk. This family popped to the shop to buy some sweets yet found themselves caught up in somebody else’s selfish decision to drive while drunk.

“We have released this footage to reiterate the dangers of driving under the influence and the devastating impact it can have on other people. Please stick to none for the road if you’re driving. And if you’re having a drink, arrange alternative transport home.”

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