Driver Escapes Serious Injury By Steering Car Underneath A Skidding Tractor-Trailer

Talk about a thrilling escape. On Friday inside an underwater tunnel in Xiamen, Fujian province, a semi-trailer truck lost control, bounced into the tunnel wall, and appeared to wipe out the unfortunate driver of a black sedan in the far lane. We’re told in this video description, however — and verified by multiple news outlets — that the car managed to slip underneath the collapsing tractor. If the driver saw his life flash before his eyes and then a white, blinding light, thank goodness for the latter, which was literally the light at the end of the tunnel.

Somehow the truck driver is able to walk away from this with very minor injuries. We’ve seen enough road accidents in China that don’t end so well — this one we’ll mark on the positive side of karma’s ledger. A few more happy endings are owed us, I think. Youku video for those in China after the jump.

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