This is the moment a woman loses control of her SUV and crashes straight into a bank where she pins an unsuspecting female customer against a counter.
Video Credit: AsiaWire
The accident happened on at the Huanghe Road branch of the Postal Savings bank of China in the city of Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province in south-western China, on the afternoon of 14th October.
Motorist Ms Li, who received her licence at the end of August, panicked after accidentally running over a pedestrian’s foot while driving her Dongfeng Motor SUV, reports said.
The authorities said she then “mishandled” the vehicle, veering to the right, bowling over a pedicab driver, before mounting the pavement and crashing through the bank’s glass doors.
Footage taken in the aftermath of the crash shows the female victim – unnamed and in her 50s – pinned against the bank counter. She was one of five victims taken to the local 300 Hospital for treatment, but she later died of her injuries.
Emergency workers were unable to access the bank as Ms Li’s car was blocking the entrance. They had to break the bank’s windows in order to treat the victim, reports said.
At least two victims remain hospitalised while two others, including Ms Li herself, have been discharged.
Guiyang authorities have detained Ms Li, who was granted a driving permit on 29th August, and who was still in her one-year probation period.
She is expected to lose her licence and serve a driving ban, but the police have yet to announce formal charges as investigations into the fatal crash continue.
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