Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a biker only narrowly cheated death after skipping a red light and being hit by a lorry which almost fell on top of him as it tipped over.
The Jiaxing Traffic Police in the Chinese province of Zhejiang shared footage of the accident with the message: “He (the biker) shed tears after ignoring the traffic light, and rubbing shoulders with the Grim Reaper!”
They continued: “On 28th October at the intersection of 320 National Highway and Xingxing Road in the district of Nanhu in Jiaxing, Mr Zhang was driving a lorry when the lights turned amber and the scooter rider, Mr Zheng, who turned left and also violated the traffic lights, collided (with the lorry).
“In order to avoid hitting Mr Zheng, Mr Zhang carried out an emergency manoeuvre, causing the steel rims on the back of the lorry to fall on an SUV waiting at the lights.
“The impact inflated the SUV’s airbag and caused a head injury to the driver, surnamed Yue.
“Zheng avoided being run over and was uninjured. After the accident, he shed tears of regret.”
In the footage, the biker, who does not appear to be wearing a helmet, is seen falling to the tarmac and narrowly avoiding being run over by the lorry’s wheels before then also escaping being hit by the lorry cargoes it tips over.
The black SUV waiting at the lights however was not so lucky, with the force of the material that hits it sending the vehicle backwards several metres.
The traffic police continued: “At the moment, the accident is still being looked into.”