Huge tower crane suddenly collapses, killing the operator in China's Dalian

This is the terrifying moment a tower crane collapsed, killing the operator in the northern Chinese city of Dalian.

In the dashcam video captured by a motorist, a the huge crane suddenly breaks and crashes onto the ground at a construction site.

According to reports, the crane driver was sent to hospital for emergency treatment but died soon after.

Police have opened an investigation into the tragic accident.