A lucky New Year

Whilst Britain is concerned over the year of austerity and increasing taxes, one Chinese truck driver has reason to thank the heavens this New Year. The lucky driver escaped a fall of 200ft after his truck went over the side of a bridge in Qinghai province.

Flipped upside down the truck miraculously dangled by the side the bridge, allowing rescuers to pull the man to safety. An onlooker said,”If the lorry had fallen, they’d have plummeted too,”

It has been reported that the truck avoided falling over the side of the bridge by the unlikely combination of a punctured tyre and some torn sheet metal.