Moment hero cyclist smashes windscreen to save driver trapped in burning truck after crash in China
This is the moment a passing cyclist smashed the windscreen of a burning truck with a rock to rescue a trapped driver after a crash in eastern China.
CCTV footage shows Chen Yiyong, who was passing by on an electric bicycle, save the man who had been pounding on the windscreen trying to escape.
The rock smashed the glass and the driver then managed to break out of the flaming vehicle.
Both drivers escaped uninjured according to reports of the incident on November 26, in Anji County, Huzhou, Zhejiang.
Chen Yiyong runs up to the burning truck and throws a rock he picked up nearby to free a trapped driver following the crash in Anji County, Huzhou, Zhejiang in eastern China
Bystanders and nearby merchants rush over to help. There are no casualties in the accident
Firefighters later attend the scene of the accident which took place on November 26
Those who witnessed the scene rushed to help put out the fire, which engulfed the small truck immediately after the crash.
A video recording shows the small truck making a left turn before a white car comes in quickly and hits it in its side.
Mr Yiyong told local media: ‘I saw the driver struggling inside, knocking on the window.
The small truck immediately catches fire after a white car smashes into its side
Video footage of the incident shows the truck turning left as the fast-moving car slams into it
Those who witnessed the scene rush to help put out the fire, which engulfed the small truck immediately after the crash
‘At the time, my idea was to save people first, so I ran to the side and found a stone and smashed the window.’
The heroic cyclist added that he had to hit the window more than once before the trapped driver was able to get out.
Others who were waiting in traffic can be seen getting off their motorcycles to help and merchants in shops nearby rushed towards the blaze with fire extinguishers.
Firefighters later attended the scene and traffic police is still investigating the accident.