Bungling Woman Rides Moped Straight Into Forklift Prongs

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a woman on a moped rides straight into the prongs of a parked forklift which hits her in the neck and sends her flying backwards onto the ground.

The accident happened in an as yet unidentified city in China, with the woman appearing to have survived the freak accident on the grounds of a warehouse.

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In the short video dated 4th September, the forklift driver can be seen parked and seemingly looking down at his mobile phone when the woman approaches on her electric moped.

He looks up, but before he can say anything the woman drives straight into one of the forklift’s tines, with the metal prong hitting her in the end and sending her flying backwards off the vehicle.

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The poor victim slams the back of her head on the floor and she ends up clutching it in pain as the forklift driver rushes over to check on her.

The video ends with the victim’s red handbag landing perfectly on the other forklift tine, while her moped rolls away and crashes to the side.

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According to reports, the woman is believed to have sustained head injuries, but her exact condition is currently unclear.

It was also not clear at the time of writing whether the police were investigating.

Social media users have been debating which of the two drivers should be held responsible for the accident.

‘Pandora Icon’, a netizen on China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo, wrote: “The forklift driver is definitely responsible for this accident. He’s parked in the vehicle path with his tines in the air.”

‘Zhezhi Dabaiyang’ added: “Before we talk about liability, why didn’t the rider try to dodge the tines?”

‘Kelian Danzi’ wrote: “It hurts just looking at it.”

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.