Man Crushed By Wall Trying To Escape Runaway Crane

Story By: Scott Feng, Sub-Editor: Jamie King, Agency:Asia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire

This is the moment a man innocently washing the road with a hose flees an out-of-control crane lorry, and ends up buried under rubble when the vehicle slams into the building next to him.

CCTV video widely shared in China that did not say where in the country it happened shows the gatekeeper spraying water from the hose when a lorry comes hurtling down the slope.

The man spots the lorry and tries running away in order to avoid it. However, the crane driver also veers his vehicle to the right in the man’s direction.

The gatekeeper who has dropped his hose then ducks behind a wall covered in Chinese writing, but the out-of-control lorry crashes right through the concrete pillar, sending the pieces of rubble and debris falling on top of him.

The video shows the victim being buried in pieces of the broken wall while the lorry also wipes out a tree, causing it to fall over onto the nearby road.

Meanwhile, a second pedestrian appears to escape unharmed.

Reports did not say whether the gatekeeper suffered any serious injuries, and it is unclear whether police are currently investigating the accident that notched up half a million views on social media.

Many commentators were questioning why the gatekeeper appeared to run the wrong way for cover.

‘Woyouyao Nichimao’ said: “He thought he’d be safe hiding behind the wall.”

‘Daysbydays’ added: “Any normal person would take cover behind a wall.”

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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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