This is the shocking moment a lorry crashed into a walkway over a busy dual carriageway, bringing the whole bridge down over the road.
Video footage of the accident shows the vehicle colliding with the footbridge and the structure crashing down around traffic and pedestrians.
Miraculously, no one was hurt during the accident which took place last week in Guayaquil, a port city in Ecuador.
Crash: The lorry smashes into the walkway over a busy dual carriage way in Ecuador
One car just about managed to slip through before the bridge fell on both sides of the road.
The video shows how a red car coming up a second later is forced to come to a screeching halt to avoid hitting the wreckage.
The driver manages to stop the car inches from the footbridge that has come down across the road.
The CCTV footage shows pedestrians fleeing for their lives as the bridge crashes down, but no injuries have been reported to authorities.
Miracle: One car just about manages to speed through underneath the falling bridge
Bridge down: Another car right behind it comes to a halt inches from the bridge
The semi-trailer separated after the impact, with the driver’s cab carrying on down the road while the elevated trailer crumpled like a tin can under the weight of the falling structure.
Emergency services were quick on the scene, as well as council personnel and a crane to remove the debris.
Head of the Municipal Transit Authority (ATM) Luis Lalama explained that it was the impact of the vehicle’s heavy load that brought down the bridge.
Lucky escape: Miraculously, no one was hurt during the accident which took place last week
ATM General Manager Andres Roche also stated that the semi-trailer has not been licensed since 2013.
Early reports suggested that the vehicle had a 90-day provisional permit issued in October, however, the Transit Commission of Ecuador (CTE) later clarified that this document was forged.
The identity of the driver and what charges they will face is still unknown.