Lucky Cabbie Survives 400ft Tumbles Off Mountain Road

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the moment a cabbie crashes off a winding mountain road and his taxi tumbles down 400 feet but he survives.

The dramatic crash happened as the unnamed taxi driver was travelling through Tianzhao Mountain in the city of Guangyuan in south-western China’s Sichuan Province on 7th November.

Dashcam video from his car shows the moment he approaches a left turn but inexplicably strays in the other direction, launching his taxi off the road and over the crash barrier before flying a reported 40 metres (130 feet) onto the grassy mountainside.

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According to reports, the hard landing was followed by two rolls as his vehicle careered more than 130 metres (425 feet) down the side of the mountain before stopping.

The taxi driver, who was wearing a seat belt during the crash, was rescued by members of the local State Grid Corporation of China.

Three employees with the State Grid’s Guanyuan Electric Power Bureau just happened to be inspecting power lines in the region when they heard and saw the incident.

Reports said the trio prised open the cabbie’s mangled car door and helped call emergency services.

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The taxi driver suffered injuries to his head as well as multiple bone fractures, but he had no organ damage and remained conscious throughout the rescue, reports said.

He was not in any life-threatening condition as he was taken to a local hospital.

Video shows the mangled and written-off taxi with fully deployed airbags being lifted off the slope by a crane and dragged back onto the mountain road.

Local authorities said they suspected the cabbie was speeding at the time of the crash, which is still being investigated.

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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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