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Truck knocks down stoplights after skidding on side

  • An out-of-control lorry skids across the road on its side before crashing
  • The six-wheel cargo truck was travelling at around 100kmh when it toppled
  • Waiting motorists leapt for cover after noticing the lorry come towards them
  • It then ploughed into the traffic lights sending the rig down onto cars

This is the terrifying moment an out-of-control lorry skids across the road on its side before crashing into traffic lights – which fall onto waiting cars.

The six-wheel cargo truck was travelling at an estimated 100kmh when it toppled over approaching an intersection in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Thursday evening during rush hour.

Waiting motorists leapt for cover when they noticed the lorry come hurtling towards them. It then ploughed into the traffic lights sending the rig down onto cars.

An out-of-control lorry skids across the road on its side before crashing

The six-wheel cargo truck was travelling at around 100kmh when it toppled

The six-wheel cargo truck was travelling at around 100kmh when it toppled

One female moped rider was hit by the metal pole but was not seriously injured while others came within inches of the being hit by wreckage in the San Kamphaeng district of the city.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries but is now said to be in a stable condition.

Motorist Nady Niboontham was in the queue of traffic with his young son and wife Parnsiri who is heard screaming as the lorry comes crashing towards them at 5.50pm.

Waiting motorists leapt for cover after noticing the lorry come towards them

Waiting motorists leapt for cover after noticing the lorry come towards them

It then ploughed into the traffic lights sending the plunging down onto cars

It then ploughed into the traffic lights sending the plunging down onto cars

Nady, who recorded the accident on his HD dash cam, said: ‘I was driving home with my wife and son. There was a six-wheel truck driving at high speed. It skidded over and rolled across the roads lanes.

‘The truck collided with the traffic lights which collapsed onto the cars. The cars were damaged but none of the drivers there were injured, they were all safe.

‘The lorry driver was wounded because he hit the police. He was not it a good condition but he was taken to hospital.

‘It was scary but also very lucky that there was a footpath partition in the road, or it would have hit us and the others.’ 



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