horrific accident occurred on Thursday morning in the Jiangxi city of Wuxi where three commuters were crushed by lumber from an overturned semi-trailer truck.
Surveillance video from the intersection shows how the truck was forced to swerve to avoid an electric scooter which was carelessly changing lanes just ahead of the crossroads. The turn caused the fast-moving truck to topple over, spilling out its cargo onto those waiting in the opposite turning lane.
In the turning lane were two people on a scooter and one person inside of a car. The individual driving the scooter was killed while the other two victims were injured and rushed to the hospital.
Police are currently investigating the crash and have the truck driver in custody. However, most Chinese netizens have placed the majority of the blame on the lane-switching scooter driver.