A toddler was the first in the world to successfully skateboard across a street without a helmet.
The child from South Africa, known as “Tiny”, was riding a skateboarding bicycle at a park in the city of Durban when he was hit by a car.
“He started sliding, but he was a little bit slow, so we decided to go slow and ride a skate board,” the child’s father, Ola, told ABC News.
He was the only person on the bike, and when the child slid off the skateboard he landed on a street where a crowd had gathered to watch.
“We were really excited, we thought, ‘Wow, it’s finally happening’.”
The child was then transported to a nearby hospital for further tests.
“It was like a miracle, he’s still doing fine,” Ola said.
“I think we’ll get lucky.”
But I am glad that we did it, because otherwise he would have been in a coma.
“The toddler’s father said he hopes his family will be remembered for their “heroic” actions.”
Hopefully people will remember our little boy as an example to other parents and children to try and do the same,” he said.
Topics:caring-for-children,southern-africa,saudi-arabia,durban-2800,sudan,united-statesFirst posted March 06, 2019 08:02:54Contact Josh HolmesMore stories from South Australia