Terrifying video shows lorry driver attempting u-turn while hanging over edge of cliff
The three-point turn is often one of the hardest manoeuvres new drivers have to do, but a Chinese trucker has stepped things up a notch and performed a truly daring version of the about-turn so hated by learners and veterans alike.
With the narrow street nowhere near wide enough for a full turn, the trucker somehow manages to spin the massive vehicle around – hanging the end and very nearly one set of wheels over the edge of the sheer cliff face.
News channel Nine.com.au reports that if the trucker had not performed an about-turn, he would have been forced to reverse up the entire road to find a safe place to turn around.
With a combination of what we can assume is luck, skill and divine intervention, the manoeuvre went off without a hitch, and there was no Italian Job-style ending to this scene.