Close to the edge! Lorry crashes through bridge barrier in China

Ruth Doherty


Close to the edge! Lorry crashes through bridge barrier in China
Close to the edge! Lorry crashes through bridge barrier in China

Rex


The driver of this lorry would have needed nerves of steel to stay calm.

The vehicle, which was overloaded with 80 tons of coal, teetered on the edge of a high bridge in the suburbs of Beijing, China, after it apparently tried to turn but ended up punching through the cement safety fence.

It was left with its front wheels on the right side hanging over the edge, and was only saved from falling after losing half of its load of coal.

It has been speculated that the lorry's brakes suffered a malfunction because it was weighed down with three times its maximum load.

That's what you call a close shave...

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