The horrific moment a driver is crushed to death after a lorry falls onto his car

Horrific dashcam footage from China has captured the moment a driver was crushed to death by a petrol tanker which toppled onto his car.

The tragedy happened on a narrow, mountainous road in a remote part of Yunnan province, eastern China.

A dashcam in the vehicle behind the car where the driver was killed captured the unfolding tragedy.

It shows the lorry and the car approaching each other on a single track road.

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The tanker approaches at speed but as the car moves to avoid the lorry, the giant truck tips up on its side and onto the five-door saloon.

The male driver of the car, who has not been identified, was killed instantly as the tanker crushed the vehicle.

The car was left almost completely flat by the crash.

 

Rescue worker Lin-li Huang said: ‘’The driver did not survive. There was no chance of him being able to withstand the weight. 

‘His car was damaged irreparably. The person who was in the traffic behind recorded the accident and we’re looking at it to see what caused this. 

‘He was in shock after witnessing this. He said it could have been him if he had been a few seconds ahead in the traffic.

One male driver was killed after the accident last month on September 29. There were no other passengers in his vehicle. 

The driver of the petrol tanker was taken to hospital for minor injuries. Police are still investigating the accident.