Lucky escape for driver after saw blade falls off truck and slices into car

Blade sliced around 50cm into the bonnet

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Imaginechina/REX Shutterstock (4850359a)
The car with the circular saw blade sticking out of it
Circular saw blade slices into car after falling off truck, Chongqing, China - 17 Jun 2015
A man in western China had a close shave after his car was hit by a massive circular saw blade while he was driving along the road. The motorist was driving to Chongqing when he heard a bang come from the opposite lane before spotting a huge circular bouncing through the bushes of the central reservation. The blade then smashed into the front of his vehicle, slicing around 50cm into the bonnet. Highway police said another truck had crashed in the opposite lane and the blade had been thrown off the vehicle and into the road.

A motorist in western China had a close shave after his car was hit by a massive circular saw blade while he was driving along the road.

The man was driving to Chongqing when he heard a bang come from the opposite lane before spotting a huge circular blade bouncing through the bushes of the central reservation.

The blade then smashed into the front of his vehicle, slicing around 50cm into the bonnet.

Highway police said another truck had crashed in the opposite lane and the blade had been thrown off the vehicle and into the road.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Imaginechina/REX Shutterstock (4850359c)
The car with the damage caused by the circular saw blade
Circular saw blade slices into car after falling off truck, Chongqing, China - 17 Jun 2015
A man in western China had a close shave after his car was hit by a massive circular saw blade while he was driving along the road. The motorist was driving to Chongqing when he heard a bang come from the opposite lane before spotting a huge circular bouncing through the bushes of the central reservation. The blade then smashed into the front of his vehicle, slicing around 50cm into the bonnet. Highway police said another truck had crashed in the opposite lane and the blade had been thrown off the vehicle and into the road.

Last year, the moment seven trees fell on a highway in front of motorists in Australia was captured in an incredible video.

Motorist Ron Cooper filmed the footage using a dash cam and uploaded the video on YouTube. It shows Cooper driving on the Black Spur between Healesville and Narbethong.

He was forced to hit the brakes as a first tree falls inches from his car, before six others collapse onto the road.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Imaginechina/REX Shutterstock (4850359g)
View of the crashed truck that the circular saw blade came off
Circular saw blade slices into car after falling off truck, Chongqing, China - 17 Jun 2015
A man in western China had a close shave after his car was hit by a massive circular saw blade while he was driving along the road. The motorist was driving to Chongqing when he heard a bang come from the opposite lane before spotting a huge circular bouncing through the bushes of the central reservation. The blade then smashed into the front of his vehicle, slicing around 50cm into the bonnet. Highway police said another truck had crashed in the opposite lane and the blade had been thrown off the vehicle and into the road.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Cooper said: "These trees started falling like a deck of cards.

"One more second - in fact even part of a second - would have put me either under the tree or into the tree.

"I'm always aware of what's around me and I think it paid off that day."

The 30m gum trees fell when 50mph winds hit the area on 29 December 2014. It took workers 2.5 hours to clear the road after the incident.

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