Motorist in China attacked by out-of-control circular saw blade

A man has miraculously walked away from an incident where a five-foot circular saw blade struck the bonnet of his car.

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Mr Xiang was driving along the Chongqing-Guizhou Expressway in central China when a truck ahead had an incident and three blades went flying.

In a report, Mr Xiang was quoted as saying: “I heard a ‘bang’ and then I saw all the white smoke in front of me. I almost lost control of my car.”

The blade cut through more than 50cm of the bonnet, somehow leaving Mr Xiang with only a few bumps and bruises to tell the story.

Authorities said that had Mr Xiang been driving any faster, or the blade hit at a minutely different angle, the incident may have had a much worse ending.

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Car crashes take more lives than cancer in China according to the Lancet Medical Journal (2013), making it China’s third biggest killer.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.