Scooter rider narrowly avoids being run over by lorry

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Footage has captured the moment a moped rider in China narrowly missed being run over by a lorry.

The rider can be seen squeezing through traffic, before she cuts in front of the lorry just as the truck begins to set off. However, the lorry driver is unable to see the moped because of their position.


The HGV then ploughs into the moped, with the rider jumping off just before the truck runs over the bike.

She somehow manages to roll out of the way, narrowly avoiding being crushed by the lorry's wheels. Amazingly, the moped rider appears to be unharmed, although the same can't be said about the moped.

The incident was filmed by security cameras in Taizhou, Jiangsu province, on Sunday.

By Ted Welford