Video Credit: AsiaWire
This is the tragic moment a woman’s lifeless body is pulled from a river after the car she was driving with a male passenger veered off the road and he managed to escape.
The unnamed man, who reportedly freed himself from the saloon and swam to safety, said he tried saving the driver but was unable to pull her out.
CCTV cameras captured the accident in the city of Yixing in Jiangsu Province in East China at 9:33pm local time on 4th June.
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The footage shows her white VW saloon slowly rolling through a small junction before sliding over the edge of the road and plunging into the river below.
The male passenger, who has not been named, was found by rescuers soaked from head to toe but alive and well.
He claimed he tried to rescue the female motorist and at first could not open the driver’s side door.
He reached her from the passenger-side door but was unable to pull her free.
Rescuers hoisted the car out of the river using a crane and the woman can be seen in footage hanging lifeless from the vehicle’s seat belt.
Authorities declared her dead and said that one of her arms was broken.
The male passenger is reportedly in police custody as investigations continue.
It is still unclear whether police suspect foul play.
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