A terrible fear for many drivers, the recent typhoons in Asia have caused havoc, with the most recent road-related incident caught on camera involving an Isuzu mu-X and a washed-away bridge.
Typhoon Doksuri unleashed torrential downpours across the Philippines, Taiwan, and China, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Amidst the chaos, an incident caught on dashcam recording offers a glimpse into the extent of the devastation, capturing the moment an Isuzu mu-X SUV driver unwittingly plung down the abyss of a washed-away bridge. The incident unfolded in Harbin, situated in the northeastern region of China, but fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The video footage, shrouded in a foggy atmosphere, initially presents a seemingly normal road scene. Suddenly, a void emerges on the horizon, catching the camera-car driver’s attention. The dashcam captures a white SUV in the fast lane, seemingly unaware of the impending chasm, as there are no signs of brake lights activating.
The clip then transitions to the aftermath, where bystanders rush to the scene to offer assistance. Amid the commotion, rescuers struggle to navigate the area obstructed by onlookers, yet their efforts are evident as they manage to extricate an individual from the abyss. A fleeting glimpse reveals a second vehicle caught within the crevice.
The typhoon’s impact is evident in many regions of China, with Beijing shattering a 140-year-old record for weekly rainfall, as reported by BBC News.
Being a force majeure, this should be a lesson for all road users to drive with maximum caution in the scenario of excess rain and conditions with limited visibility.