This is the dramatic moment a schoolgirl was yanked off her feet and nearly strangled when a tanker caught on a low hanging cable and sent it whipping through the air. The 12-year-old was flipped over in the air and landed crashing in the middle of the road when the incident happened in Puebla City in south east Mexico.
CCTV footage shows the young pupil leaving a stationary shop in the Azcarate neighbourhood. The driver turns the corner without noticing their vehicle is dragging telephone cables, entangled around a water pipe. Local reports suggest they that were reportedly left behind by a communications company. As the tanker passes the girl, the cables pull tight and catch her neck, violently yank her forwards.
The girl notices the flying cords too late as it wraps around her and throws her into the air by several metres. A local newspaper reported the girl was taken to the hospital before being taken home. According to one report, the lorry driver kept on going and it is unclear if he even realised what had happened or whether he was questioned or detained by police.
Azcarate residents have often complained about the state of the cabling in the area and the danger they present. Local councillor Miriam Arabian said that the council is making moves to sanction companies that leave public work unfinished and pose a threat to pedestrians.
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