Story By: John Feng, Sub-Editor: Jamie King, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the moment a woman pushing a handcart in a concrete mixer’s blind spot narrowly avoids being crushed under the lorry when it moves.
The heart-stopping footage from the town of Changshengqiao, which is in Chongqing Municipality’s Nan’an District in south-western China, shows the woman bizarrely opting to push her cart through the middle of heavy traffic.
In the video dated 18th December, she moves the handcart forwards next to the much larger concrete mixer to her left as it is stopped with other cars waiting for a red light.
When the lights turn green, the woman continues to push the cart but inevitably ends up in the lorry’s blind spot.
With the driver seemingly unsighted, the concrete mixer drives right into the handcart and crushes it under its wheels.
Luckily, the woman’s instincts told her to let go instead of cling on, allowing her to avoid what may have been a fatal accident.
Local authorities who shared the video have reminded members of the public to maintain safe distances between themselves and larger vehicles.
It is unclear whether the woman was compensated for her broken handcart.