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This is the moment a lorry fully loaded with gravel overturns on an SUV at a crossroads and flattens half of the vehicle in the process.
The fatal accident, which left one dead and another injured, happened at the junction of Lixin Avenue and Gaolang Road in the city of Wuxi in China’s eastern province of Jiangsu.
Dashcam footage dated 19th May and traffic camera video captured the moment the SUV owner attempts a left through the busy crossroads at 7:30am local time.
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As the SUV turns, the tipper lorry drives into view and appears unable to stop to avoid a collision.
The lorry driver veers to the right, but his fully loaded trailer whips out from behind the vehicle and overturns onto the right side of the SUV, crushing it and burying it in gravel too.
Half of the crushed SUV can be seen in rescue footage as firefighters lift the lorry off, revealing the flattened car beneath it.
According to reports, the SUV survived the accident, but the passenger was declared dead after having suffered severe crush injuries.
The lorry driver was not seriously harmed during the incident, but he and the SUV owner were both detained for further investigation.
The police said neither motorist was found guilty of drink-driver, and that they are still looking into the case.