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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
David Aspinall & Ashlie Blakey

Moment heartless driver 'deliberately swerves into puddle' to completely drench schoolboy

This is the moment a heartless driver appears to deliberately swerve into a puddle so he could completely drench a boy standing on the side of the road.

The incident was captured by Ollie Wood, who was on his way to do some food shopping at Asda in Wigan when he pulled up behind a dark blue Volkswagen Golf.

His dash cam footage shows the Golf travelling down a residential street before coming to the end of a row of parked cars.

The boy was left completely drenched (Kennedy News & Media)

A boy, thought to be in his 'early teens', wearing a blue hoodie can then be seen standing on the side of the road.

Apparently unprovoked, the driver of the Golf - who had been driving in the middle of the road for most of the journey - appears to then intentionally turn his car towards the footpath and into the puddle.

This sends muddy water flying into the air, covering the kid from head to toe.

The Golf then swerves back away from the kerb and speeds off into the distance without stopping.

"The driver was an absolute idiot", Ollie said.

The Golf drove off after the incident (Kennedy News & Media)

"You could see he went out of his way to soak the lad.

"I don't know what enjoyment you could get out of doing this to someone.

"The kid was just standing at the side of the road. By the looks of it the only thing he did wrong was being near a massive puddle.

"Someone's child would have come home that day drenched, for no reason whatsoever.

"I carried on to Asda but the Golf just sped off out of sight without a thought of looking back."

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