A thoughtless driver caused multiple accidents when they came to a full stop in the middle of the highway.
Shocking footage shows the careless driver in a white car come to a halt after missing their exit on the fast-moving road.
The video was captured by a traffic camera on the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway – also known as the ‘G25’.
Police in Huzhou City in East China’s Zhejiang Province explained that the driver’s actions caused havoc when they stopped suddenly.
Watch the unbelievable video here:
The white car moved over from the far lane and suddenly hit the brakes, coming to a stop in the centre of the two lanes of traffic. The driver appeared to be trying to right the fact that they’d missed their exit.
A lorry came up at a fast pace behind the car, and the driver of the lorry acted quickly to try and avoid smashing into the white vehicle.
The large truck swerved suddenly, narrowly missing the static car and tilting back and forth dramatically before crashing down on to its side into the guardrail.
The walls of the lorry split and its contents spilled out in the whirlwind incident.
Unbelievably, the driver of the white car seemed to decide to ignore the horrific crash, and still tried to reach their missed exit.
They turned their car fully across one of the motorway lanes and headed for the off-ramp.
In blocking the lane, the driver caused yet another vehicle to have an accident. A blue lorry spun out of control after seeing the white car and ended up jack-knifed at the side of the road.
In a shocking display of pure selfishness and ignorance, the driver of the white car simply carried on their way. They reached the off-ramp and drove away, leaving the path of destruction behind them.
Other drivers called the police to the scene.
Thankfully, no one involved in the lorry accidents suffered any serious injuries.
The driver of the white car has reportedly been tracked down, but there has been no comment on whether they have had their license taken away for their reckless actions.
Huzhou Traffic Police have reminded drivers to keep moving forward and take the next exit if you miss your turning.
According to wemedia, they added:
When driving on the expressway, be sure to pay attention to the signage.
The driver should pay more attention to the warning on the right side of the road while driving.
Be prepared in advance, decelerate in advance to avoid missing the exit. In the event of a missed intersection, you don’t have to be too flustered.
The safest way is to drive on and then wrap around at the next exit.
If you miss the exit, all you have to do is keep moving. Absolutely do not slow down, do not brake, do not change, do not hesitate.
Though, if you don’t know all of that already you really shouldn’t be in charge of a car.
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