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Driver loses bumper on mountain road after trying to overtake truck

"Kam Goodell" (2020-08-12)


A car trying to overtake a truck on a narrow mountain road failed spectacularly when its front grille fell off after it hit the side of the enormous vehicle.

Footage shows the red HGV heading round a bend on a quiet stretch of road in China while the white 4x4 accelerates to its left as it tries to pass.

Seconds later, the car veers to the right in an appalling misjudgement and collides with one of the truck's huge front wheels.

This is the moment a white SUV tries to overtake a truck on a quiet mountain road in China

In a terrible miscalculation, the 4x4 veers towards the right and ends up colliding with one of the lorry's enormous wheels

The second the car hits the wheel, its front grille drops off, and both vehicles come to a halt

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As soon as they make contact, the SUV's bumper falls off in a comic fashion, along with a wing mirror, and both vehicles come to a stop. 

The lorry, a Chinese state-owned Faw truck which was transporting earth-moving machinery at the time, did not appear badly damaged - unlike the car.  

It is not known if anyone was injured during the accident.

The clip, which was posted on LiveLeak yesterday, has so far garnered more than 55,000 views. 

The lorry, a Chinese state-owned Faw truck which was transporting earth-moving equipment, did not appear badly damaged - unlike the car, which also lost a wing mirror



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