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Watch: Terrifying moment toddler wanders across busy Northern Ireland road

By Sue Doherty

A toddler had a lucky escape when he wandered across a very busy road in Northern Ireland.

Dashcam footage was recorded by the horrified motorist, who just managed to stop in time to avoid the tot.

The driver said he was travelling at 27mph at the time in the 40mph zone.

"I was in complete shock," the driver told the Belfast Telegraph.

"Thank God something else had caught my eye and I had slowed down to look at it. I was just about to speed up again when this little child ran out on the road."

The near miss happened on Wednesday, June 21, on a popular route near the Antrim coast.

"I was still in shock last night, to be honest," the driver said.

He's sharing the footage as a warning to parents, babysitters and other motorists.

"I just want to remind everyone how quickly something terrible can happen. It only takes a second."

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