We are always stressing how important it is to make sure your tyres are in good condition, because it’s a known fact that this enhances your safety on the road.
But one lucky lorry driver had one of his punctured tyres to thank for saving his life after his truck hurtled over the edge of a bridge.
The driver lost control of the lorry along a major road, clipped the concrete wall of a bridge, rolled over and slid almost completely over the edge – the only thing saving it from a 200ft plunge was a single punctured tyre.
Rescuers managed to pull the driver to safety, despite the fact the tyre could have given way at any time.
The pictures, which circulated over a year ago on the internet, have just emerged within China which has strict bans on internet use, according to the Daily Mail.
The barriers on the bridge were clearly too low to be an effective safety measure for lorries and it is unknown if the vehicle was recovered, or allowed to fall into the gorge.
Denna Bowman, Head Office