Moment motorcyclists narrowly escape with their lives after ducking under toppling lorry in India

Heart-stopping moment motorcyclists narrowly escape with their lives after ducking under toppling lorry in India

  • Lorry filmed swerving between lanes on National Highway 62 in Rajasthan, India
  • Several motorcycles and cars narrowly avoided the truck as it alternated lanes
  • The truck turns too sharply and topples over, narrowly avoiding two people

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This is the shocking moment two motorcyclists in India narrowly avoided being crushed by a lorry as it toppled over.

Video footage has emerged of a lorry driving erratically on the National Highway 62 in Rajasthan, India, yesterday.

At the start of the clip the lorry is seen to swerve between lanes, with traffic such as motorbikes and other lorries heading straight for it.

The lorry swerves out of the way of an oncoming car on the National Highway 62 in Rajasthan, India, yesterday

Moment motorcyclists narrowly escape with their lives after ducking under toppling lorry in India

Further along the road, the lorry slips into the wrong lane again and attempts to correct its course but turns too sharply causing the back end to start lifting

As the lorry approaches a bridge, it continues to slip between lanes, seemingly unaware of oncoming traffic.

Despite being unable to see above the ridge of the bridge, the lorry continues to sway into and out of the wrong lane

Traffic in the opposite lane begins to get heavier but the lorry still sways into it, narrowly avoiding a motorbike and car.

Suddenly, while driving in the wrong lane, the lorry tries to swerve back into the correct lane but turns too quickly and topples over.

Moment motorcyclists narrowly escape with their lives after ducking under toppling lorry in India

The force of the sharp turn by the lorry causes the back end to completely lift off the ground and start falling over.

Just underneath the back end two motorcyclists duck to avoid be squashed

Moment motorcyclists narrowly escape with their lives after ducking under toppling lorry in India

The lorry eventually completely falls over, narrowly avoiding the motorcyclists and comes to a crashing stop, launching a cloud of dust into the air

Crashing into the side of the bridge, two motorcyclists managed to avoid the truck as it fell over in a cloud of dust.

It is claimed that the truck driver was drunk behind the wheel and was severely injured in the crash. 

The driver was taken to hospital by passers-by to be treated for his injuries.

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