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Car Pushed Down Road After Being Missed By Trucker

A traffic camera has captured the lamest excuse ever for a road accident in China. "I never even saw it," insisted driver Jie Han, 53, about the car that he shoved down a road for half-a-mile before stopping. Han was at the wheel of a truck which pulled out into a different lane, smashing into the car alongside and shunting it along with the brute force of his lorry. Meng Lin, the 43-year-old businessman at the wheel of the car, said: "It was like a scene from a movie. One second I was in total control of my vehicle - obeying all traffic laws and travelling along quite normally - and the next I was being pushed along by this monster truck. "I stamped on my brakes, flashed my lights, tooted my horn - but nothing made him stop. It is not as if he couldn't see me - I was on his bumper! But he just kept going and going and going. I even saw traffic heading in the opposite direction flashing their lights, trying to alert him to what was happening, but to no avail. When he eventually stopped I thought I was going to have a heart attack." Trucker Jie Han told police in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China: "I don't know what to say. I really didn't see him. I was concentrating on my load and my truck is so big it is not like I felt anything when I hit him. It was only when I glanced down because it felt a bit sluggish that I finally noticed him." He faces reckless driving charges that could see him banned from driving for three years. "His excuse was pretty poor in the circumstances," said police. "You would think he would know when he had hit something."

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