A Chinese motorcyclist has miraculously survived unscathed after an out-of-control car slammed into a lamp post inches away from him.
The driver, surnamed Ye, confessed to the police that he had fallen asleep while driving and he had been drinking strong alcohol the night before.
Mr Ye also said he had not slept for 28 hours before the crash.
A motorcyclist was driving inches away when a black car ploughed to a lamp post in China
The driver knocks off two road signs and a lamp post as he fell asleep in the car while driving
The incident took place in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, on April 10.
Security camera footage captures a black car ploughing towards a bush on the road. A scooter driver can be seen riding past.
The motorcyclist luckily avoided getting injured as the black car drove past and smashed two road signs and a lamp post along.
The car flips mid-air before landing on the bush. A passing-by taxi was hit by the pieces from the road signs.
Mr Ye was reported to be sleeping in the car during the incident.
On-duty traffic policemen found Mr Ye a blood-alcohol concentration of 80mg/100ml, and confirmed to be drink driving.
‘I was drinking with my friends last night till 3am. We had baijiu (a strong distilled spirit) and we went out to play arcade till morning,’ Mr Ye said in Pear Video.
He then went to work and finished in the afternoon.
Mr Ye felt asleep when he was driving back home.
‘I thought I would be fine and normally I would feel refreshed when I drove,’ he added.
The car then flips in mid air and made two turns before landing onto a bush on the roadside
A passing-by taxi was hit by the road signs and had to stop urgently in the middle of the road
Police believed the driver was in a state of ‘deep sleep’ as Mr Ye did not recall himself flipping in the air.
Mr Ye’s car was seriously damaged after the incident. Two wing mirrors broke and a bumper came off.
The windscreen and a window on the left were completely shattered.
Mr Ye had to pay a 20,000 (£2,200) fine to repair the road signs and a lamp post.
Liuzhou Traffic Police had to investigate into matters as they held the rights to charge the driver for dangerous driving.