Beijing (Reuters): A three-year-old in eastern China's Zhejiang province narrowly escaped death after being hit by a truck and dragged under the wheels, state media reported.

The boy was being pushed by a woman on his tricycle across the road, state broadcaster CCTV said, when it was hit by a truck which had jumped a red light. The driver is to take full responsibility of the accident.

The boy suffered minor injuries and was handed over to his mother after being carried out from under the truck, CCTV said.