Anyone who owns a scooter in China would tell you that traffic rules are more like a collection of somewhat arbitrary suggestions, but there are some times when you should really take them seriously, For example, when you’re driving a gigantic heavy-duty truck.
However, this was not the case for one truck driver in Hubei who managed not to notice the set of poles fixed above the road, indicating the maximum allowed height of vehicles on that street, which his truck exceeded.
While he managed to survive the crash, his carelessness had grave costs for those inside a car that happened to be driving in the opposite direction at the time. The metallic poles came crashing down on the vehicle, instantly killing all five passengers.
You can watch video of the tragic accident below, viewer discretion is advised.
The accident is currently being investigated and the driver of the truck is being questioned.
By Máté Mohos
[Images via The Paper]
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