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Truck overturns at intersection, narrowly missing motorcyclist (VIDEO)

In what appears to be a terrifying brush with death, a motorcyclist stopped at an intersection in eastern China narrowly missed being flattened by a truck that overturned.

According to RT.com, the accident—caught on video by surveillance cameras—occurred on Jan. 22 in Xushi Village in the city of Linhai, Zhejiang province.

The heart-stopping footage shows the truck begin to tip while making a sharp left turn. The rider, who was stopped in the crosswalk, walks back his motorcycle and dismounts just before the truck slams into the ground, hitting the bike and barely missing him. (Amazingly, the motorcyclist appears to be annoyed that the truck hit his bike rather than concerned for the truck's driver, at least initially.)

The driver later said he was driving approximately 10 kph, and there was nothing he could do to stop the truck from overturning.

No injuries were reported.

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