A CONCERNED man removed a baby deer from a busy road after a heartless driver knocked it down and drove off putting others at risk.

Craig Bradshaw, captured the footage on his dash cam which also shows how a campervan has a "near miss" with a lorry as it swerves to avoid the injured animal.

Craig then stops his car and gets out to take the baby deer off the road before it endangered any other motorists. 

He told the Ayr Advertiser: “It all happened in a split second but it could have been a lot worse.”

"There is literally only four or five ft in between the campervan and the lorry, it's a near miss that one."

"The road was really wet, the back of that van could have went into the lorry and people would have been hurt."

"The driver has just left it there and drove off, they didn't even stop. It's crazy."

The harrowing footage also shows the deer in distress and its legs moving. 

A distraught Craig told how the animal was still alive, but fighting for its life as it had sustained horrific injuries to its legs and was heavily bleeding from its head. 

He added: "I brought the car to a stop, I waved at the ones behind me, they weren't sure what it was but then they could see it.

"The right thing to do was to move it. I couldn't save it was obvious that it was going to die."

Transerv Scotland who maintain the A77 confirmed they later removed the animal after the incident.

A spokesperon told the Ayr Advertiser: “A collision occurred between a car and a deer this morning on the A77 trunk road at Bankfield Roundabout, near Alloway.

"The incident was reported and our response team removed the deer from the road, making it safe between 10.30 am - 11 am.