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WATCH: Baby Flung from Car Crash, Almost Run Over

File photo. Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- A very lucky baby girl narrowly avoided death after the car she was riding in skidded out of control on an icy Russian highway and slammed into an oncoming truck.

The 1-year-old girl, who was not strapped into a car seat, was ejected from the car and landed face down on the pavement.  A passing truck was able to slow down to avoid running over her.  The entire ordeal was captured on the dashboard camera of a vehicle driving right behind the crash.

According to Russian news reports, the 53-year-old driver lost control of his Mitsubishi SUV when trying to overtake another car.  Police faulted him for placing the baby “like a doll” on the shelf under the back windshield and not in a car seat.

Moments after the crash, the driver scooped up the girl and rushed to put her back in the car.  Russian news reports say she suffered injuries to her head and face.

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3 Boston University Students Killed In New Zealand Crash

(NEW YORK) -- Three Boston University students who were studying in New Zealand were killed Saturday when their minivan crashed near the vacation town of Taupo on the country’s North Island.

Police said two identical minivans carrying students were just minutes from their destination when one van drifted left going around a bend. After the wheels touched gravel, the driver over-corrected, causing the van to roll.

The dead were identified as Daniela Lekho ’13, Roch Jauberty ’14 and Austin Brashears ’13.

Five other students riding in the van were injured and one was described as critical.

Kevin Taylor, a police official, speculated some of the students were not wearing seat belts because they were thrown from the vehicle.  The students had been en route to Tongariro Crossing, one of New Zealand’s most famous hiking sites.

“This is a horrible tragedy,” said Robert Brown, president of Boston University. “Our prayers go out the students and their families. We will do all we can to provide comfort and assistance to those who have been injured, and to the families and friends of the victims.”

The university’s New Zealand program, which is based in Auckland, has 50 students and integrates academic study with professional internships.

None of the passengers in the second van were injured.

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