Plunging minibus caught by truck
A Chinese motorist had a lucky escape when his mini bus plunged down a sheer drop off a mountainside road - and was 'caught' by a passing lorry.
Yu Lin, from Nanyang, Henan Province, was on his way to collect his five-year-old daughter from a friend's house when his bus skidded on a mud patch and careered over the drop.
"I could feel myself falling and it all seemed to be happening in slow motion like a movie. I thought to myself, 'That's it, you're going to die'," explained Wu. 32.
"Then all of a sudden there was a bump and I stopped in mid air as if I'd been caught by a giant hand."
Astonished witnesses told police that Wu's bus had become wedged in the gap between the truck and the sheer bank in a million to one freak chance.
"Luckily the truck driver stopped instantly and the mini bus was stuck between it and the cliff and the driver could climb down to safety," said a Nanyang police spokesman.
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what do you think?
On our roads we would have to have had a crash barrier on a road like this.
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George Noory must have been driving truck
I bet that scared the pu-pu platter out of him.
Stephen Paul McCandless
China is as concerned about their citizens (road barriers) as they are their exported products to the US..
Crash barriers....wonderful things...when they are there...
Jeeeez! look at the camber...it must be for drainage?
No matter how you look at it, that's a van. A minibus or "short bus" is a yellow vehicle with a wide nose & a wheelchair lift.