Story By: Scott Feng, Sub-Editor: Jamie King, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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A bungling lorry driver who is believed to have fallen asleep at the wheel has crashed into a dozen cars after accidentally veering into a street filled with parked cars.
The late-night incident happened in the city of Taiyuan in North China’s Shanxi Province, where all of the vehicles involved were not occupied at the time.
CCTV images from the street show the semi-trailer lorry hauling a shipment of wood and logs crashing off the road and into the area full of cars.
The out-of-control heavy goods vehicle does not even slow as it ploughs into the narrow side street and damages parked cars left and right.
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Authorities say the driver damaged 12 cars in total, and did not stop until he broke a tree and a traffic light, causing some 27,000 RMB (3,100 GBP) in damage.
The driver claimed to have been too tired at the time of accident – and said his brakes failed at the crucial moment.
He has been detained and he or his employers are expected to foot the bill for the damage.
He may also face punishment for driving while fatigued.