Motorcyclist Narrowly Escapes Overturning Truck in China (Video)

November 19, 2013 Updated: November 19, 2013

It was a lucky escape for this Chinese motorcyclist who saw a heavy truck overturn before his very eyes and dismounted just in the nick of time. 

The incident, caught on a traffic camera, happened on Jan. 22, 2013 in the eastern province of Zhejiang.

The truck driver, Mr. Zhu, reportedly lost control while making a sharp turn at an intersection on a national highway.

“I was driving the truck downhill at about 10 kilometers per hour. The road gets very windy around here and the back compartment of the truck tilted towards the right side and then flipped over, so then the front of the truck had to follow,” said Mr Zhu.

Road safety is a big concern in China. In 2010, Chinese police officially recorded more than 200,000 road accidents that lead to deaths or injuries. The number of fatalities were over 65,000.