Motorcyclist defies death as lorry overturns in freak accidentIBTimes

A motorcycle rider used up a lifetime of good luck when a heavy truck overturned at a busy junction in eastern China, just missing the powerless rider by a few inches.

The accident happened in the city of Linhai, in Zhejiang Province, as the truck driver was travelling to the city of Ningbo.

The truck rolled over when the driver was making a turn at a junction but luckily, the rider reacted quick enough to drop the bike and dash to safety.

The truck driver, named Zhu, said to China Central Television afterwards that that he was lucky to be alive.

"I was driving the lorry downhill, at a speed of about 10 kilometres per hour. As the road winds here, the container tilted toward the right tyres, and then the container turned over, followed by the lorry head," he said.

"When I saw the lorry turning over, I hid myself beside the seat. I was lucky, and nothing happened to me," he added.

Luckily, no one involved was killed or injured. Watch the video below and gasp in amazement as lady luck looks out for this fortunate motorcyclist.