Shocking footage, posted on Facebook by Shanghaiist, shows a woman in China casually cross the road. A crucial detail: the pedestrian is jaywalking. Moments later, she re-emerges in the frame. This time, she is carrying something in one hand. The road appears empty.
Suddenly, the woman recoils in horror.
A small white truck appears in sight.
As the woman tries to stop in her tracks, she slips. Then, she slides under the truck. The force of the fall causes her to spin 180 degrees.
The truck comes to a screeching halt; its rear tyre mere inches away from the poor woman's head.
Watch the dramatic incident unfold below:
The close-call left netizens full of praise for the quick-witted truck driver who managed to hit the breaks in the nick of time.
"One lucky lady. The driver done brilliant - braking so quickly," commented one person. "The perfect driver," commented another.
And a helpful reminder from one viewer: "You need to check both sides before you cross the street." Click for more trending news