A man jumped from his moving car after his four year-old daughter accidentally slipping out of the passenger door in Wenzhou city in China's southeastern Zhejiang province.
In footage from a surveillance camera, the child is seen slipping out of the front door of the car and onto the road, narrowly missing the back wheel of the car.
The child fell straight into the path of a taxi following behind and only avoided being run over due to a combination of its slow speed and the quick reactions of the taxi driver.
The panicked father then leapt out of his car to rescue his daughter, leaving his vehicle to career off the road and into a nearby tree.
Police officer Chen Shu who witnessed the incident, said: "I heard the taxi braked suddenly. Then I saw a child fell out on the ground."
"A second later, I saw a car without driver inside hit the tree. I rushed there. It turned out that the child climbed from the back seat to the front while her father was driving and accidentally opened the door."