THIS is the terrifying moment a crawler crane collapses onto a busy motorway – and traps a woman in the back of a car.
The minute-long video shows the enormous crane swinging onto the main road, accompanied by the shocked gasps of the man recording.
The incident from the city of Wuhan, China, the former centre of the coronavirus pandemic, seriously harmed no one but left two needing treatment at hospital.
The pair only narrowly escaped death when the crane crushed their car.
The driver got away unharmed but the woman in the back was initially trapped before managing to clamber away.
The second part of the video shows her cornered by the crane, with very little wiggle room.
Both her and the driver are now being treated at hospital, local media reports.
The cause of the accident remains unclear at this time but it is believed the operator is not injured.
The crane had been carrying a steel cage before toppling onto the rush hour traffic, the Wuhan Urban and Rural Construction Bureau said in a statement.
Multi-millionaire real estate business, CFLD, own the site and are developing a 395-acre residential complex known as the Wuhan Yangtze River Center on the banks of Asia’s longest river.
Construction began on April 16th, just six days after Wuhan’s Covid-19 lockdown had ended.
The luxury riverside complex is scheduled for completion in 2023 and will contain 1,312 foot skyscrapers, shopping centres and residential blocks.
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