Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a motorist hits a scooter rider and sends him flying into a rubbish-filled open sewer.
Security footage from the town of Junbu, which is in Puning City in China’s southern province of Guangdong, shows the saloon car driver failing to spot the scooter which comes out of a side road.
In the video, the scooter rider is struck side-on from the right as he tries to cross a small bridge over the sewer canal on 16th September.
He is launched off his scooter, which rolls on the road, and lands in the ditch full of sewerage.
As the rider disappears from view, the motorist wearing a red T-shirt and pink shorts gets out of his car and walks towards the side of the ditch to check on the victim.
Video taken by witnesses shows the motorist jumping into the smelly ditch and desperately attempting to make the apparently unconscious scooterist stand or sit up.
Local authorities said the rider was later taken to hospital for treatment.
He is not believed to be in life-threatening condition, but the precise state of his injuries has not been reported.
Investigations into the crash continue.
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