This footage shows the moment a car reportedly driven by a pregnant woman practising her driving crashes off a mountain road with her family on board but they survive unharmed.
Dashcam video of the accident that happened with her husband and young daughter inside the car was captured in the county of Changning in China’s south-western province of Yunnan on 18th February.
In the footage, the husband’s car was being driven by the woman, reportedly pregnant, as they travel along the empty mountain road.
As the SUV approaches a right bend, the woman fails to anticipate the angle of the turn and appears to be going too fast to brake in time.
As her husband exclaims in the front passenger seat, the vehicle crashes off the road and begins rolling sideways down the slope.
The couple’s daughter can be heard crying in the distressing video as the vehicle crashes to a stop against a tree following a fall of more than 10 metres (30 feet).
Officers with Datianba Police Station responded to the incident. None of the vehicle’s occupants was seriously injured.
The mum’s unborn child was apparently also unharmed.
The pregnant mother had acquired her driving licence five months ago, but she rarely drove due to her being pregnant, the police said.
The authorities added that the mum wanted to practise her driving, and asked her husband to let her drive on the mountain road which had very little other traffic.
An investigation into the accident was still ongoing at the time of writing.
The couple’s names were not given.
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