Watch What Happens When A Cement Truck’s Brakes Suddenly Fail At A Busy Intersection

This just had to happen during rush hour, didn’t it? Recently in Shijian Town, Nan’an City, Fujian province, a cement truck’s brakes failed just as it was approaching a red light. It plowed through eight vehicles — three sedans, four motorbikes, and one wagon carrying seven people — before coming to a stop. Very fortunately, everyone involved only sustained minor injures.

Remember, a road accident investigator recently said, “Lessons must be drawn from the accident so that such tragedies will not reoccur.” Thing is, accidents will always occur. It’s just a matter of luck, sometimes. Because what preventative measure does one take to avoid a runaway cement truck with faulty brakes? Youku video for those in China after the jump. Update, 8/30, 10:55 am: another view of the accident via Sina.

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