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This is the moment a woman driver who cuts across three lanes on a busy motorway is sent spinning when a lorry smashes into the side of her vehicle.
The motorist named as Ms Zhao was taught the harsh lesson on the Hangzhou-Jinhua-Quzhou Expressway in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province on 21st June.
Traffic camera footage shows her black Ford SUV suddenly slowing down in the fast lane when she realises she is about to miss a slip road.
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She takes a risk and begins cutting across the lanes to her right, successfully crossing two of them while forcing other drivers to slow down.
But the video shows her cutting off the driver of another black SUV, who is forced to take evasive action, veering away from Ms Zhao and ending up on the slip road to avoid a collision.
A second later Ms Zhao’s car – now horizontal while was carrying three adults and one child – is struck from the side by the approaching lorry at 10:09am local time.
Her car spins 360 degrees, collides with the motorway’s crash barrier, and rolls out of frame, the video shows.
Local authorities said Ms Zhao suffered minor injuries, but one of her passengers sustained a broken leg and the other cracked ribs.
The child in her car – a young girl – was later taken into surgery to treat a ruptured liver and spleen resulting from the impact.
The police said Ms Zhao was trying to reach the slip road leading to the Zhuji-Yongjia Expressway, cutting across three lanes to do so.
She is expected to be held fully liable for the accident, but no charges or punishment had been announced at the time of writing.
Social media user ‘Zzwj’ wrote: “That driver in the third lane has godlike reactions.”
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