Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
The car driver that caused this crash that sent his car spinning 360 degrees on a motorway after he suddenly changed lanes and then slowed in front of a lorry has been fined just 100 RMB (11 GBP) for the offence of dangerous driving.
The heart-stopping collision was captured by a traffic camera on the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway over Xiamen’s Haicang District in East China’s Fujian Province.
The CCTV footage shows the driver of the silver saloon, surnamed Li, slowly down and suddenly changing lanes without indicating after appearing to realise he has missed a slip road.
The risky, last-minute manoeuvre sees him cut right in front of the approaching lorry, whose driver has no time to react before rear-ending him.
The back end of Li’s car is completely destroyed as the saloon spins 360 degrees, skidding across the motorway until it stops near a set of crash barriers.
Xiamen authorities say neither driver was injured, but Li was found to be 100 percent liable for causing the accident. That means that he will most likely be liable for the damage to both vehicles.
For dangerous driving, he was fined just 100 RMB (11 GBP) as local fines are much lower, and given an undisclosed amount of demerit points.
Traffic police have reminded members of the public to look out for slip road signs, which appear at numerous intervals before the exit.