Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a drunk pedestrian who stops in the fast lane of a thoroughfare to rest is sent flying by a car before immediately springing back to his feet.
The accident happened on Jiuda Road in Kaohsiung’s Dashu District in south-western Taiwan on 19th November.
The incident involving drunk pedestrian Mr Hsiang, 36, was captured on the helmet-mounted camera of a passing motorcyclist.
In the video, a saloon car can be seen serving around Mr Hsiang as he squats down in the fast lane while crossing the thoroughfare.
But seconds later a white hatchback enters the frame and its tyres screech as the motorist, Mr Chen, fails to brake in time before slamming straight into the pedestrian.
Mr Hsiang is sent flying some 20 feet and can be heard groaning loudly after the impact, but amazingly he is able to spring back to his feet before running back to the safety of the central reservation.
Social media users who watched the video accused Mr Hsiang of being a so-called ‘crash-for-cash’ scammer.
However, authorities with Kaohsiung’s Renwu Precinct said Mr Hsiang was drunk, and that the crash was real.
Precinct chief Wang Sheng-hung said: “He stepped over the median strip but collapsed onto the road because he was drunk and trying to walk home.
Mr Hsiang was not seriously injured, but Mr Chen is likely to face charges for failing to stop in time.
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