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This dashcam footage viewed more than three million times shows a flying piece of metal debris smashing through the windscreen of a vehicle on the motorway at high speed.
The horrific accident happened on a motorway in the city of Xi’an, capital of north-western China’s Shaanxi Province, on 26th April and claimed the life of the passenger in the second car.
Footage released by local authorities shows a black saloon travelling on the Xi’an Ring Expressway when it drives over the piece of metal, which is launched into the air.
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The metal flies at high speed towards the second vehicle, a white saloon driver who is maintaining a distance of about 30 feet, and who is unable to brake or swerve out the way as the debris strikes the windscreen.
Rear dashcam video from the first vehicle shows the metal object creating a large hole in the second car’s windscreen, causing the driver to slow down and pull over.
According to Xi’an police, the victim in the front passenger seat was struck in the head and declared dead in hospital shortly after.
Officer Zhou Yuchi revealed the metal debris fell from a blue lorry earlier in the day.
The vehicle has since been seized, but no charges had been pressed at the time of writing.
The victim’s name, gender or age have yet to be disclosed as investigations continue.