Dashcam footage captures driver's incredibly close call on motorway

This is the moment a thick piece of metal comes flying off of a lorry and slams into a fast-moving car's bonnet in the middle of the road in eastern China.

The iron plate hit the car like a flying knife, straight into the bonnet in the blink of an eye, which stunned the car's owner, Mr Yuan, who was driving on the motorway in the city of Ningbo, in the Zhejiang province. Mr Yuan told local media that the situation scared him a bit, especially after realising it could have easily struck the windshield.

Dashcam of the piece of metal hitting the bonnet and stuck in the bonnet.
Dashcam footage captured the terrifying moment the piece of metal hit the car's bonnet. Source: AsiaWire/Australscope

He happened to catch the moment the metal plate jammed itself into the vehicle on his dashcam and later posted the video on Douyin — the Chinese version of TikTok. A second piece of footage shows just how big the metal was, and the damage it caused to Mr Yuan's car, which is currently being repaired.

Mr Yuan said that at the time of the incident, a lorry driving next to him pressed against the iron plate, and it bounced and went flying into his car.

Fortunately, no one was injured. Mr Yuan said he has called the police and notified his insurance company.

Metal debris kills car passenger

In 2019, a car passenger in China was killed after a piece of metal smashed through a windshield, the Daily Mail reports. The debris, which was travelling at high speed, hit the passenger in the head. They died hours later in hospital.

Similar to Mr Yuan’s incident, the metal had fallen from a blue lorry and onto the highway in north-west China's Shaanxi Province earlier in the day. Later, a car travelling in front of the vehicle carrying the passenger drove over the debris, launching it into the air.

In shocking footage of the incident that was published at the time, a large amount of blood can be seen inside the damaged car.


Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.