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.