BMW Driver Inadvertently Causes Storage Unit To Fall Off Truck

A BMW driver had a very costly change of heart while driving on a motorway in the southeast Chinese province of Jiangxi.

After cutting across two lanes towards what seems like an off-ramp, the driver then decided to stop in the middle of a partition and rejoin traffic. Unfortunately, they failed to do so in a safe manner, forcing a trailing cargo truck to brake. That’s when the storage unit detached itself from the truck bed and slid onto the road.

According to the video’s description, the only reason why the truck didn’t actually hit the white BMW was because it was equipped with emergency braking. Ironically, the system also facilitated what happened next.

The good news is that nobody was injured, which is fortunate given how much damage a runaway storage unit that size can cause. We’d rather not image what could have happened if there were any stationary vehicles in the middle of that partition.

As for legal repercussions, there has been no official word, with authorities still investigating the case. The incident actually took place quite recently on February 18, so we’re not surprised that questions are still being asked.

What we’d like to know is how well secured was that storage unit to begin with? That’s an angle authorities will undoubtedly follow, because normally you shouldn’t lose your cargo in traffic just because you had to climb on the brakes.

 

  • Christian

    Okay the BMW driver really did cut the truck driver off. Lucky he had enough space to brake…BUT WHY THE F are the cargo not strapped on or what you call it… I don’t think it’s normal for the storage to fall off just like that…

    #Bernie2020

  • TheAmerican2point0

    A BMW driver cut someone off?
    WHAAAATTTTTT??

    • Arg

      It’s sort of like “does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if no one is there to hear it”? If the BMW driver is ‘disappeared’ was there really ever a BMW driver at the wheel?

  • PK

    typical bmw drivers are at it again! smfh….

  • Jason Miller

    Seems to me like it wasn’t strapped down properly. (if at all)

    • Bash

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Bash

    Typical bmw driver, but also that truck driver is idiot for not securing that friggin load!!!!!

    • Christian

      What you know… Not securing your load can be expensive… I now have to pay for three kids…

  • cyclepath

    You can see the straps break at about the :16 second mark…. yes, typical bmw driver.

    • Bo Hanan

      It might have been secure for normal safe travel but the braking required to avoid impact with the “stupid” BMW driver snapped it. Or, it’s Asian drivers and anything is possible.

  • Merc1

    The container wasn’t secured properly from the start.

    M

  • Axel Cortez

    spent 1 month in china… Your mind cant wrap around what you see on the roads, my solution was to sleep everytime I hop into a car

    • Momogg

      Yes, you know when you fall asleep but you never know when you wake up. 😂

      • Axel Cortez

        What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over

  • TheBelltower

    This is what happens when two morons encounter each other. On their own, either would have probably been fine. But combine two morons together in the same space at the same time… chaos. I call it “The DMV Effect.” The BMW driver was driving like a moron and being totally inattentive, and the truck clearly didn’t have the cargo secured properly to handle even the slightest emergency maneuver.

    • Arg

      You’re making a big leap blaming the truck driver for the cargo coming loose. Something tells me the locking mechanisms were not made from adamantium.

      • TheBelltower

        The BMW driver was unbelievably stupid and is lucky to be alive. I’m blaming the truck driver for either overloading the truck, or not securing the cargo good enough for a variety of normal road conditions. The truck didn’t even swerve, and the container pivoted off the flatbed immediately as the driver hit the brakes. Imagine if he actually had to turn a sharp corner.

        • Arg

          What I meant was that it’s unfair to indict the truck driver since we have zero idea what transportation standards appy in this case. The driver may have visually inspected the load, double checked the straps, confirmed the number of tie down points, but if he works under a transportation code that specifies Sapporo Ichiban be used for straps looped through Cherrios fastened to the truck deck using Post-It notes the driver may not be at fault.

          • TheBelltower

            I don’t know the laws in China, but in most developed countries it’s the driver that is responsible for checking that the cargo secure and are compliant with the proper weight limits. And if there are no laws governing these types of payload limits in China, and the truck wasn’t roadworthy, it doesn’t automatically make it entirely the BMW’s fault. It appears that this was an accident waiting to happen.

  • Two wrongs. oopsie!

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    BMW drivers never use rear view mirrors or indicators…so no surprise really….

  • Momogg

    I am agree with your comments : the load wasn’t secure. But instead of blaming him, we should congratulate him for saving the occupants of the bmw.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Of course it is a BMW driver, and of course it is in China.

    Watch Chinese dash cam videos on YouTube, you’ll find hours of entertainment from the worst drivers in the world.

    • Ragnmark

      and russia….

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        At least Russians as a country have been driving for longer than Chinese. Vehicles for middle class people have only just become a thing in China in the last 15 years or so. You’ve got tons of inexperienced drivers on the road.

        But, yes, Russian dash cam videos are hilarious as well.

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