Director Dies In Crash As Pregnant Wife Fights For Life

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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Dashcam footage has captured the horror accident in which this actor turned director lost his life and left his pregnant wife in a critical condition.

Beijing Film Academy alumnus Liang Zhicheng, 39, was declared dead by paramedics after his black saloon was rear-ended by a bus and crushed against the side of a stopped lorry.

The accident happened in Liang’s native county of Funing, which is in the city of Yancheng in East China’s Jiangsu Province, on 14th May.

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Dashcam footage from a neighbouring car captured the moment Liang braked and stopped after the lorry attempted a U-turn and ended up blocking both lanes ahead of him.

However, the coach travelling behind Liang’s black saloon fails to slow down and slams into the back of the car, pushing it into the side of the lorry.

Footage taken in the aftermath of the violent crash shows only the director’s mangled car, which has been crushed out of shape by the impact.

Reports said his pregnant wife survived the accident but was still being treated for serious injuries at a local hospital.

It is unclear whether any harm came to the couple’s unborn child, while investigations are believed to be ongoing.

Liang began his career acting in Chinese dramas and films before producing and starring in his own romantic comedy, 2014’s “Running”.

In February, Liang had just completed the filming of his latest work in his hometown, and was in the process of editing the movie when the accident happened.

The work, titled ‘Meili Xiangcun’ (Beautiful Countryside), is a rags-to-riches story about a young village.

Jiangu’s provincial officials had earmarked it for the Chinese government’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

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.