Truck smashes into railway bridge, splitting it in half
A truck driver was trapped inside his vehicle when an overhead bridge he smashed into collapsed on top of him Monday in Fushun, in northeast China’s Liaoning Province.
The driver was passing under a railway bridge when the rear of his truck suddenly lifted up, splitting the bridge in half. Part of it fell on to the truck and the driver became stuck under the weight.
Local police officers and firefighters were called to the scene after passersby were unable to remove the 54-ton piece of bridge off the driver.
After about five hours’ work by about 100 people, the driver was finally rescued and sent to the hospital.