Horrific moment two people crushed to death by cement truck

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

WARNING - DISTRESSING CONTENT: Disturbing CCTV footage shows the moment a car was crushed by a falling cement truck, killing both people inside the vehicle.

Jinan Traffic Police confirmed the fatal accident occurred at about 9.40am on Monday in the eastern Chinese city located in Shandong province.

While the vehicles avoided a head-on collision, the truck's swerve toppled the vehicle. Source: Jinan Fanshi/ Weibo
While the vehicles avoided a head-on collision, the truck's swerve toppled the vehicle. Source: Jinan Fanshi/ Weibo

Video shared by multiple Chinese news sites shows a pink car turning left across the flow of traffic on a busy road in the city as a cement truck approaches.

The car appears to hesitate and stops as the truck veers at the last second, causing the drum to tip over and crush the car.

Police confirmed in a press release on Monday evening two people were killed in the crash.

Investigations into the cause of the fatal crash are ongoing, Jinan Traffic Police said.

Dozen of comments on Weibo in response to Jinan Traffic Police’s update called for an improvement to traffic signals at the intersection that did not allow cars to turn left while traffic heading in the opposite direction had a green light.

“This kind of traffic lights that go straight and turn left together is simply murder,” one person said.

“The supervisory department should take responsibility for this accident,” another wrote.

One user claimed the intersection previously had a separate traffic light for turning left but it was removed.

A truck removes the flattened vehicle from the crash site. Source: The Paper
A truck removes the flattened vehicle from the crash site. Source: The Paper

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