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Video: Driver's terror as car is hooked by crane

Published 13/09/2012

A driver in Qianzchen, Taiwan, had a lucky escape after driving too close to a crane.

The crane hook snags the passenger side window causing the car to be dragged sideways in footage captured on a dashboard camera.

This video was uploaded to YouTube on August 31 from an account registered in Taiwan.

The driver of the vehicle attempted to overtake the minivan in front of him that has stopped to let a truck through. The motorist tries to slip through the gap made by a truck carrying a crane on the left and the minivan.

A few moments later the car somehow gets hooked by the crane and is dragged sideways for a heartstopping few moments.

A passing motorcyclist manages to alert the truck driver to what's happening and stops to sort the tangled mess out.

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