This is the terrifying moment a baby girl is thrown from a car onto an icy road and the path of an oncoming lorry.

The footage, from Russia, shows a Mitsubishi car losing control as the driver, Dmitry Aliev, 53, performs an illegal overtaking manoeuvre, reports the Daily Telegraph.

As the car slides on the treacherous roads the back end is clipped by another lorry.

The baby girl, who was on the parcel shelf in the rear of the car and not strapped in, is flung into the road. She can be seen crawling amongst debris as the lorry heads towards her.

Luckily the lorry driver manages to swerve, avoiding a truly horrific accident.

The girl's adoptive parents then sprint out to retrieve her. She was taken to hospital with cuts and bruising to the head, the Daily Mail said.