This is the moment a milk tanker overturned and burst into flames as it slid along a road after hitting a pothole. The driver, who remains unidentified, managed to scramble free of the vehicle after the accident near the city of Kremenets in western Ukraine’s Ternopil Oblast region. He suffered burns to his face and arms and was rushed to a nearby hospital by paramedics.
But he was fortunate to survive the dramatic accident which was caught on CCTV. The footage shows the milk tanker hitting a pothole just as it was being overtaken by a van. The impact sends the truck swerving towards the faster vehicle forcing both drivers into evasive action.
But the milk tanker then loses control as it swerves back towards the roadside and overturns. The vehicle slides along the road upside down, spilling much of its load of milk, before bursting into flames just as the tanker slides past the camera.
The footage was published on social media with users quick to comment. One wrote, ‘I feel really sorry for the driver,’ another said: ‘If there was no pothole, there wouldn’t have been a problem out there’, while one added: ‘OMG, poor man.’ The motorist’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
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