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Collectively, the Autoblog staff has its fair share of two-wheeled close calls, but the gentleman in the video below takes the cake for skin-of-your-teeth escapes. While sitting at an intersection waiting for a stop light to change, a semi truck takes a hard left turn in front of him and soon topples onto its side mere feet from the biker's front tire. While the video doesn't have any audio to go with its images, we imagine the noise of that big metal box falling over could only be rivaled by the rider's shrieks of terror.

From what we can tell, no one was seriously injured in the incident, but we can imagine that bike will need a new coat of paint. You can check out the video below to see just how lucky one man can be. Something tells us he won't be stopping in the middle of the crosswalk moving forward.



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      BB79826
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeah, guy shouldn't have been in the intersection, but WTF to the semi driver? Hope this gets him fired.
        Bernard
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BB79826
        Chances are he's already starving on his meager wages... :-\
      anonymous
      • 2 Years Ago
      notice the falling truck didn't pass the "stop line", yet the "lucky biker was stopped in the cross walk. Is this a tale of a "lucky biker" or a DMV video about why driver should follow the rules. I can just hear the voice over for this video: "this man chose to ignore the stop line, and it nearly cost him his life. Remember, stop lines are there to keep you safe"
        stvhndyman
        • 2 Years Ago
        @anonymous
        My thoughts exactly.
        nd4spd1919
        • 2 Years Ago
        @anonymous
        Well also keep in mind that since it was left turn traffic only, there could have been pedestrians in that crosswalk. Luckily the biker was facing the truck, but if someone was crossing the street with their back to the truck, they could have been crushed.
      Poe
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a scooter... not a motorcycle. Very lucky dude, though!
      hondabuck
      • 2 Years Ago
      Had he stoped were he should have, not in the cross walk, he would not have this problem!!!
      Jakub Sadziułski
      • 2 Years Ago
      is that a rolls royce ghost?
      PS
      • 2 Years Ago
      Y'all too quick to judge! If you look closely, there's an incline between the left side of the road and the right. As the truck begins to turn left (on his side), it drives up the incline on the road and already starts to tip! The unlevel road changed the balance of the cargo and the sharp turn didn't help. The truck driver should have taken a wider turn.
      lautrecamerican
      • 2 Years Ago
      The accident is all the trucker's fault. You cannot blame anything on the rider. The trucker took the corner too sharp and too fast. He should have had the wherewithal to slow down or stop, if needed. Then, there is the possibility that the trucker's cargo was not balanced in the trailer, with most of the heavier cargo on one side, which would cause the truck to tip over in these kinds of fast turns. Then there's the idea that he turned too soon, and too fast. He should have made a much slower and wider turn, as one commenter mentioned previously. People who don't drive trucks do not understand truck driving.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lautrecamerican
        Not to go full retard, but of course the truck tipping over is the trucks fault. Its also the scooters fault for virtually being in the intersection, miles from the white line he is not supposed to cross while waiting at a red light. Its just ironic that one dumbass nearly took out another dumbass, proving that the sum is often greater than the parts when it comes to idiocy.
          lautrecamerican
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          I don't know what the laws are for truckers in China, but in the US, the trucker would have been at fault. Sure the rider was a bit far out, but that was no excuse for the trucker taking the corner as fast as he did. Slowing down would have prevented the truck from tipping over. He would have done better by taking the corner in 2nd or 3rd gear.
      mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only he had eyes, he could have seen that coming..
        PossibleHero
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mark
        Pfft the truck is simply making a left turn. He was simply in the wrong spot at the wrong time. You are looking at a overhead shot from your computer. Of course you see it coming.
          Nickerson
          • 2 Years Ago
          @PossibleHero
          He was definitely in the wrong spot.
      Doss
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why was he in the crosswalk?
        finzenchrome
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Doss
        Because the dumass thought he owned the road. Lucky he didn\'t become part of it.
      creamwobbly
      • 2 Years Ago
      "While sitting at an intersection" That's "while sitting IN an intersection". I despise drivers who do this. The light is red. Your impatience isn't going to get it to change any quicker. If anything, because the loop is BEHIND the stop line, you're going to make it take longer.
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @creamwobbly
        It's common in some countries (Taiwan, parts fo China) for there to be a scooter box at the light where all the scooters filter up to when traffic stops. When there isn't a scooter box, some scooter drivers (this vehicle is a scooter, not a motorcycle) pull up in front of traffic anyway as if the crosswalk were a scooter box.
      Zeid Khan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks to me like the motorcyclist caused the accident. He was way too far out, the truck tried to pull a sharp turn to avoid the scooter who was preventing him from making the wide turn he needed and it was just too sharp. The center of gravity shifts as the vehicle moves forward and it topples. Dumbest cyclist is right, and one that caused a semi to nearly flatten him.
        tump
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeid Khan
        No stationary vehicle can cause this accident. Truck was going too fast to turn. That is all - no embellishment needed.
        Queryanalyzer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeid Khan
        He is partially to be blamed, thats for sure.
        Jobu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeid Khan
        Not sure why this comment would be down voted. I'm starting to take 'unlikes' from asshats like Peter as a badge of honor on this site.
        Peter Middleton
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeid Khan
        I knew some dumbass was going to come up with that argument. Congrats here is your crown #kingofdumbass
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Zeid Khan
        The truck driver entered the intersection at too high a rate of speed. So the scooter rider at most contributed to the accident.
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      gee, stay out of the crosswalk.....duh !
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