A collision between three vehicles on Linglong Road in Beijing on Monday evening resulted in rolling fireballs that consumed four cars, resulting in five injuries.
According to eyewitnesses, two Audis -- an A5 and A6 -- were "dueling" with one another on the road (or driving with a grudge, as it were). That might not mean street racing per se, but a degree of recklessness is implied. The A6 lost control first and rammed into another car, and the ensuing flames would engulf a fourth vehicle.
Policemen aren't supposed to flee from crime scenes.
On March 31 in Liaoning province, a cop, driving on the wrong side of the road, plowed into a pedestrian on Fuxin Mongolian Autonomous County Ring Road, as seen above on just-released footage from a dashboard camera. The police vehicle accelerated, sirens on, away from the accident.
At 6 pm yesterday in Mianzhu, Sichuan province, a truck loaded with sand approached an intersection -- a red light -- too fast, and lost control. A red sedan -- the unluckiest vehicle in China -- happened to be waiting at the stoplight when the truck flipped onto its side and fell directly onto it, smashing it flat as a pancake. The sedan driver did not survive, because:
Bus driver Mao Zhihao was leisurely driving down the road on Sunday, March 24 in Quzhou, Zhejiang province when HOLY CRAP WATCH OUT FOR THAT POLE!
Watch in the above as a streetlight crashes directly through the bus's windshield. The 44-year-old driver ducked in the nick of time, escaping death. Impressively, he also stopped the bus, ensuring that no passengers got hurt. For his efforts, some have bestowed upon him the "Most Beautiful" label.
We're going to go ahead and laugh at this because the motorcylist in this video isn't dead (lucky dude), and because the explosion is almost a bit too perfect. Watch, from multiple angles, as a motorcycle runs a red light, crashes into the side of a four-wheel vehicle, and immediately self-immolates out of shame.
"The van's driver had no injuries," informs the interviewed traffic cop.
Another bus drove off the road in China, throwing road safety concerns back into headlines. In Baoshan, Yunnan province yesterday at around 4:25 pm, a passenger bus carrying 29 people "plunged into a ravine," according to Xinhua. Judging by the picture, it's amazing that the casualty count didn't exceed 13.
A Lamborghini is worth more than a mega gazillion bucks. A Rolls-Royce is worth a bajillion trillion dinero. Crash one into another, and you have at least one insurance company with one ginormous honker of a headache.
In Chongqing's Nanbin Road a few days ago, a Lamborghini was spotted stalled with its nose buried in the back bumper of a Rolls Royce.
A sleeper coach carrying 22 people, most of them migrant workers, drove off the Jingzhou Yangtze River Bridge on Tuesday evening in Jingzhou, Hubei province, killing at least 14, according to Xinhua. Two passengers remain in critical condition, while the other six suffered a range of injuries but are expected to survive.
A series of photographs taken in a high-speed traffic tunnel in Zhengzhou, Henan province is currently trending on Weibo. The photos depict a stylishly dressed, stoic young man riding a hot pink scooter on its back wheel in the middle of traffic. He’s been dubbed the “Pink Scooter Brother.” The photos’ popularity seems drawn in... Read more »
One car skids to a halt on the side of a two-lane overpass. Another car skids. A third, fourth, and fifth car come shooting down the turnpike, unable to stop. Skip ahead to the one-minute mark to watch the fun really begin.
We’ve all been pulled over before, and unless you’re a black man in Florida or CM Punk driving through Missouri, it probably went without incident. You accepted your ticket, or got let off with a warning after conspicuously flashing your boy scout card, and that was that. On Monday, however, a woman in Dunhuang, Gansu... Read more »
There ought to be an implicit understanding between pedestrians and drivers, oughtn't there? Halfway respect the rules of the road, don't stand in the middle, and no one gets run over.
The jaywalker shown here, in Ningbo, Zhejiang province on Monday, doesn't care for any of it. Watch as he leisurely traverses the busy road, indifferent to the cars slowing down to avoid him. A truck coming from the other direction swerves in order to avoid killing him, but does he express any gratitude?
At 10:55 am today, Xinhua issued a road advisory warning drivers about unusually slick roads that were like a “skating rink” due to icy precipitation. The notice should’ve come earlier. On Jingcheng Highway this very morning, more than 100 cars were involved in a chain-reaction crash, according to netizens on Sina Weibo, and by all... Read more »
I'm going to fess up that I don't really have any proof that this video is recent, or that it happened in China. The title reads "[Car Accident] It Fall to River in China," though the TV station isn't any that I recognize. Do we believe it?
How impressive is this? How fast must you go to actually push your vehicle underneath the back wheel of another? (We’ve seen something similar, for the record.) At the intersection of Huayuan Road and North Ring Road in Zhengzhou, Henan province on Friday, a five-car accident was caused by a driver who rammed his car... Read more »
A motorcyclist in Linhai, Zhejiang province is lucky to be standing today after barely avoiding an overturning container truck last Tuesday. Check out this recently uploaded video in which the cyclist, waiting on Highway 104, finds the sudden need to sidestep a 19-ton vehicle skidding straight at him. The truck driver, fortunately as well, was not seriously injured.
We’ve seen some awful instances of what happens when a driver doesn’t want to pay a road toll. This is not one of those instances. This is awesome. Early morning Tuesday (if the timestamp is to be believed), a car sans driver — like a modern headless horseman — pulls up to the toll gate... Read more »
A 20-car rear-end chain collision yesterday morning on the Hang-Pu Highway between Hangzhou and Haining, Zhejiang province resulted in two dead and at least eight injured. The Jiaxing (prefecture-level city in Zhejiang) Fire Brigade said there was a "thick fog" at the time of the accident, and visibility was further hindered by smoke from burning stalks.