Emily urges ‘look out for each other’
Teenager Emily Armitage knows she is lucky to be alive.
She miraculously survived after stepping off a bus and running into the path of a car – causing her to bounce off the windscreen.
CCTV footage shows how she was thrown into the road like a rag doll – her head and elbow leaving impressions in the car windscreen, and her shoes ending up in a nearby field and garden.
Amazingly, Emily, now 19, suffered no major injuries, but four years on she still endures pain in her legs and back and suffers anxiety over what happened.
“I should have waited until the bus had moved off before attempting to cross the road, but I didn’t – I thought it was safe to cross and I just ran straight in front of the bus and into the path of an oncoming car,” said Emily, of Lingdale, east Cleveland.
“Everything happened so quickly, I didn’t know what had hit me. I realise that if the driver had been going any faster, I would have been killed.
“I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I was extremely lucky, but others may not be so fortunate.”
View the CCTV footage: CCTV footage