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Truck driver unhurt after cab flips over while he changes lanes

Vehicle was carrying steel bars which rammed into cabin when the driver suddenly hit the brakes, local TV station says

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 July, 2017, 2:37pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 July, 2017, 2:37pm

A truck driver has survived after the cab of his truck suddenly tipped forward while he was passing through a set of traffic lights in the eastern Chinese city of Linyi, Shandong province.

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CCTV footage of the dramatic scene shows the truck coming up behind a white SUV that had stopped at the intersection, Anhui Television reported on Monday.

The driver then attempts to swiftly change lanes and as he does so the truck’s red cab suddenly flips over.

The truck then rolls across the intersection and into trees and bushes by the side of the road.

Its driver, whose name was not given, was not injured in the incident.

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“The car in front of my truck stopped at the intersection, I then slammed on the brake,” he told the broadcaster.

It was unclear when the incident happened.

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The truck was carrying steel bars, which rammed into the cab when the driver suddenly hit the brakes, according to the report.