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Lucky Escape As Lorry Flies Off Mway Down 260ft Ravine

This is the moment a light lorry carrying two people crashes off a motorway before disappearing down the side of a 260-foot-deep ravine and they both survived.

The accident was captured by a traffic camera on the Kunming-Mohan Expressway over the city of Yuxi in Yunnan Province, which is in south-western China.

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The footage shows the silver lorry coming around a left bend when it is suddenly driven onto the retaining wall and launched over the crash barriers and off the motorway.

The vehicle crashes into the trees below and disappears out of frame, while a larger lorry whose driver witnesses the accident panics and loses control, the video shows.

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The injured lorry driver being carried back onto the motorway

The larger red lorry crashes into the central reservations and spins 180 degrees, hitting a saloon car behind it.

Yuxi traffic police said they found the silver lorry at the bottom of the 80-metre (260-foot) ravine, with the injured passenger attempting to climb back onto the motorway.

The man bleeding from a cut on his head told officers that the driver was still trapped in the lorry.

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The injured lorry driver being carried back onto the motorway

Images show the lorry driver, who suffered leg injuries, being piggybacked by a policeman back up the hill.

He was taken to hospital but is not in any life-threatening condition, the police said.

The authorities said the lorry driver crashed off the motorway due to fatigue.

Credit: AsiaWire
The injured lorry driver being carried back onto the motorway

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Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report


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