Lorry dangles from 330ft cliff after GPS takes driver along narrow mountain road


A cargo truck dangled from a 330ft cliff after his GPS took him along a narrow mountain road in northern China.

The nerve-wracking incident happened in Shanxi province’s Changzhi City on January 1.

The truck driver was allegedly following his GPS, which instructed him to take the narrow mountainside road.

However, when he found that the lorry was too wide to pass through the path he reportedly tried reversing but crashed through the flimsy guardrails.

The man amazingly managed to flee from the truck’s cabin as it teetered 330ft above the ground from the craggy cliff.

Terrifying footage shows the lorry barely staying on the road, with its right side hanging on the cliff’s edge.

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A lorry dangled from a 330ft cliff in northern China

The driver was allegedly following his GPS which took him along a narrow mountain road

Mr Wu, a motorist driving behind the truck, said: “This highway has a restriction where the maximum width of any vehicles should not exceed 6.8 metres.

“It’s been snowing the past few days and the lorry slipped out of the road when he took a turn and now it gets stuck, blocking the traffic completely.”

Authorities deployed three towing trucks to retrieve the large vehicle, which reportedly had to be cut in half.

The incident happened in Changzhi City on January 1

It took three days to finally pull it up due to its size and the road’s width.

Traffic through the road has returned to normal, local media reported.

The vehicle was pulled back onto the road at 4pm local time on January 3.

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