The child is seen crossing the road with a woman, believed to be his mother, and rides into the rear door of an oncoming car doing 30mph.
Audiences online are divided, with some slamming the mother for not holding her son’s hand and others suggesting it was the Audi estate driver’s responsibility to stop.
Incredibly the child escapes uninjured after the vehicle swerves to a stop and the mum picks him up off the road.
The astonishing clip was uploaded to YouTube by PJGrant88 with the caption: “Child crashed scooter into side of Audi Viewer Discretion UK Dash Cam.”
The incident was filmed last month in Southampton and has received almost 10,000 views.