A WOODLANDS man says a high school student is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car this morning.
Castle Road resident Greg Odgers was reversing out of his driveway at about 8.30am when he witnessed a car turning onto Castle, from Marlock Road, collide with a student riding a bike.
He captured the accident on his dash cam, which shows the Year 10 Churchlands Senior High School student being thrown over the car bonnet but miraculously standing up and walking himself to the verge.
“He was within a hair’s breath of being killed,” he said.
Mr Odgers was first on the scene and helped the male rider before his parents and ambulance arrived.
The boy was taken to hospital where he received treatment for glass shards in his back and a deep laceration on his elbow but was released later today.
The footage has been handed to police.
Mr Odgers said he had lived in Woodlands for nearly 20 years and had long been concerned about increased traffic in the area.
He said Castle and surrounding roads were used as a rat run for traffic avoiding busy Pearson and Liege streets and Scarborough Beach Road.
He said he wanted City of Stirling to look at ways of reducing traffic.
“A lot of kids use Castle Road to access local schools in the area,” he said.
“I’ve often thought to myself, ‘it’s just a matter of time’ (until a serious accident).”