Lorry Mangled In Pieces After Head-On Coach Smash

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a lorry is left mangled in pieces after a high-speed head-on collision with the side of a coach windscreen.

The accident was captured by the bus’ on board CCTV cameras as it travelled through the town of Pingshan in Lingshan, a county in China’s southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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In the video dated 5th November, the coach driver can be seen honking at the approaching lorry before ducking out of the way as the vehicle sideswipes the left side of the windscreen.

The loud crash shocks the bus passengers who immediately leave the vehicle to survey the damage.

Images taken in the aftermath of the incident show the lorry cabin mangled beyond recognition and its metal cargo hold having been ripped from its trailer.

According to witness reports, the metal sheet surrounding the trailer became detached and was left some 100 feet behind the crashed lorry.

Lingshan County police said neither the coach driver nor any of his passengers was injured during the collision.

However, the lorry driver died of his injuries.

Reports said the incident resulted from the lorry travelling too fast and taking too wide a right turn as it came around a bend.

The crash was still being investigated at the time of writing.

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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.

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