A MUM and shocked bystanders shared a frantic few moments in the heart of Coffs Harbour’s CBD.
Traffic was brought to a grinding halt as police, paramedics and shoppers rushed to the aid of a young pedestrian struck by a car late on Wednesday.
The Harbour Drive accident happened 100 metres east of the Pacific Highway just after 5pm in the middle of rush hour.
Police said a man, 25, was driving his Holden Rodeo east through the mall when a boy, 10, strayed into the path of the vehicle.
Officers have confirmed the boy was with his mother at the time of the accident.
The youngster managed to avoid being run over and he instead struck the driver’s door.
He was lucky to sustain only minor injuries to his left knee but paramedics weren’t taking any chances.
They treated him at the scene and took him to Coffs Harbour Health Campus as police interviewed witnesses and took statements.