Motorcyclist cheats death by leaping into a ditch as dustbin lorry overturns on a bend and crushes his bike
- Dustbin lorry loses control as it goes around a bend and crashes into a truck
- The lorry overturns and rolls across the road before crushing a motorcycle
- The biker is able to leap from his vehicle just in time and jumps into a ditch
- CCTV footage was captured in Rayong in eastern Thailand, on August 1
This is the heart-pounding moment a motorcyclist leaps clear as a dustbin lorry rolls across the road and crushes his bike.
CCTV footage captured in Rayong, eastern Thailand, shows the fully-loaded lorry spinning out of control on a bend and crashing into a pick-up truck moving in the opposite direction.
The truck then topples towards the motorcycle rider Chawanan Yingmeesub, 15, who somehow managed to jump out of the way and land in a ditch.
The biker suffered a broken collarbone in the incident on August 1 and is currently receiving treatment in hospital.
Motorcyclist Chawanan Yingmeesub, 15, spots the oncoming lorry heading towards him in Rayong, eastern Thailand, on August 1
The rubbish lorry begins to spin out of control on a bend before colliding with a pick-up truck
During the clip, the lorry, which was heading to the depot, speeds along the road before spinning out of control on a bend.
It starts to tip and hits the silver Toyota pick-up truck, before overturning and rolling across the road.
Noticing the oncoming hazard, the teenager skids on his motorbike to avoid crashing directly into the vehicle.
The footage shows the lorry crashing towards the ground, apparently with Chawanan Yingmeesub trapped underneath it, but miraculously he leaps clear.
Following the crash, residents arrived at the scene and called the emergency services.
The pickup truck driver, Arunee Rinthara, 35, was taken to hospital after her vehicle hit an electricity post.
Dustbin lorry driver Mongkol Khlachalard, 29, had cuts and bruises after his truck flipped and bounced on the road three times in total.
The dustbin lorry begins to bounce along the road after crashing into the Toyota pick-up truck
The fully-loaded lorry rolls towards the motorcyclist and looks like it has fallen on him, but he escapes by leaping into a ditch
The fully-loaded vehicle (pictured after the crash) had been travelling to the depot when it spun out of control
A passenger from the garbage truck was unhurt and did not need hospital treatment.
Local police said all damage payments will be further discussed between all subjects.
Police Captain Chanut from Nikhom Phattana district station said today: ‘The rider survived but he suffered a broken collarbone from where he fell. He is in hospital and still receiving treatment.
‘He said he survived because he saw the truck falling over and rolled out of the way of the crash. He was also wearing a lucky Buddhist amulet which helped to protect him.
‘When I watch the CCTV I am still amazed that he survived. It was very, very lucky.’
The pick-up truck (pictured after the crash) hit an electricity post after colliding with the lorry. Its driver was taken to hospital following the incident