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Wheel danger Jennifer Zamparelli reveals daughter's narrow escape in scooter accident

When Florence fell off the scooter, Lauterio’s parental instincts kicked in and he grabbed her before her head hit the ground.

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Jennifer Zamparelli and her daughter Florence. Image: Twitter

Jennifer Zamparelli and her daughter Florence. Image: Twitter

Jennifer Zamparelli and her daughter Florence. Image: Twitter

RTÉ star Jennifer Zamparelli has said that her daughter was almost hospitalised after a nasty fall when she was a toddler.

The 2fm presenter recalled the time that she and her husband Lauterio tried to teach their daughter Florence how to use a scooter when she was just two-and-a-half years old.

The pair brought their firstborn, who is now six, to Marlay Park to test out a scooter that they found but forgot to put a helmet on her.

When Florence fell off the scooter, Lauterio’s parental instincts kicked in and he grabbed her before her head hit the ground.

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Florence's dad saved her from the fall

Florence's dad saved her from the fall

Florence's dad saved her from the fall

Speaking about the close call on her 2fm show, Jen said: “I remember when Florence was two-and-a-half, somebody threw a scooter in a bush.

“Obviously they had done away with it so it wasn’t the greatest scooter. So, we took it to the park with Florence to teach her to scoot.”

The 41-year-old continued: “She never wants to walk anyway, so let’s teach her to scoot. All the kids are on scooters, God we are great parents plus we’re recycling.

“She went so fast. I never saw Lau run as fast to save our child’s life because she clipped a stone and went flying and he grabbed her just before she whacked her head off the ground and probably would’ve ended up in A&E.”

Jen happened to capture the moment on camera, and later posted it on Instagram for her followers to see.

It shows Lauterio rushing to grab Florence’s coat as she stumbled off the scooter.

She captioned the video: “Talking parenting fails on air today. Here’s is one of our parenting fails caught on camera. First time scoot no helmet nearly ended up in A and E. side note- epic save by @zampers1.”

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