This is the moment a man dies after being hit by a speeding car after his vehicle broke down on a motorway.
The tragic incident occurred in the city of Ningbo, a major port and industrial hub in east China’s Zhejiang province.
In one piece of street cam footage, the victim can be seen getting out of his broken-down vehicle and walking to the back to adjust a warning bollard in the road.
At that moment, another car in the same lane as the broken-down car speeds through straight into the stationary vehicle.
The impact is so great that the victim flies up into the air and crashes down through the rear windscreen of his own car.
Local media reports he died on the spot.
And the second piece of footage shows the grey vehicle, which had caused the collision, had started speeding right before the crash. It is reportedly suspected that the vehicle was switched to ‘assisted driving’ mode at the time of the accident, and the car’s computer failed to detect the obstacle on the road.
Fenghua Traffic Police Brigade Accident Handling Squadron, responsible for that section of the road said that they took the driver of the Xiaopeng P7, a brand of Chinese car equipped with a driver assistance system, into the station for a statement the following day. Police also stated that the accident is currently under preliminary investigation.
Police did not yet comment on whether the Xiaopeng’s possibly faulty computerized system was what led to the accident.
According to the official website of Xiaopeng Motors, Lane Centering Assist (LCC) is a comfortable driving assistance function.
When activated, the system can assist the driver in controlling the steering wheel and continuously centre the vehicle in the current lane.
This function is suitable for dry road conditions with clear lane lines on expressways and should not be used on city streets.