This is the heart-stopping moment a driver skipped a set of red lights and nearly mowed down a 14-year-old school boy.

The shocking video shows a Ford tipper jumping the lights, narrowly missing the terrified boy, who was just inches away from being hit.

The driver, Ian Gruber, 39, was tracked down thanks to dash cam footage which was recorded from a nearby HGV driver.

The incident took place on November 15 2018 at 3.30pm on the A24 Kingston Road, Ewell, a leafy suburban area in the borough of Epsom in Surrey.

The video shows other school children nearby and the lights are clearly on red.

PC Keiron Palmer, a roads policing officer from Surrey Police, said: "This incident is a sharp reminder of what can happen if you are caught driving dangerously.

"Fortunately the 14 year old was not hit, but things could have worked out very differently.

"This incident also demonstrates the important part dash cam footage can play in bringing about a successful prosecution."

Gruber, of Beverley Way, London, was found guilty following a trial at Guildford Magistrates’ Court.

He was given a six week sentence, suspended for 18 months and 80 hours community service.

He also received a 15 month disqualification with an extended test and prosecution costs of £230.

Members of the public have been left stunned at the incident. One wrote on social media: " Oh my god. The boy was lucky! Shouldn’t be driving like that."

Another wrote: "That’s awful. He’s so lucky. That could have been so different."

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