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This is the moment a married couple cheat death after a metal pipe on the road pierces their car through the bumper up, shooting between the two front seats and smashing through the sunroof.
The startling images were taken on Juyuan Road in the Jingkai District of Shangrao City in the Jiangxi Province in East China as a driver surnamed Zheng was in his car with his wife on the way to their office.
In the dashcam footage, Zheng, no age reported, can be seen passing a parked flatbed lorry when he drives over a metal pole lying in the middle of the road.
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The car can be heard colliding with the pole and his wife can be heard saying “oh my God!”
Images taken from the scene show how the 10-metre (32-foot) pipe pierced the car’s front bumper, shot through the middle of the front seats and smashed the sunroof open.
Local media report Zheng called the police and related government departments were informed about the incident. The driver asked the related departments to pay for the damages to his car and some compensation for the fear he and his wife were put through.
He told local media: “I was totally shocked. If the pipe pierced a bit to the left or right, me or my wife could have died! To fix the car we need to pay 20,000 – 30,000 RMB (2,580 – 3,880 GBP). I will be scared to drive in the future.”
Local residents told reports that the pipe, which should have been buried under the road, had been exposed for a few days but nobody had come to fix it.
A government department official said the pipe had been buried last year and abandoned, adding they are willing to compensate Zheng.
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