Driver close to hitting bag on road is horrified when she realises its a man
A driver nearly got herself into trouble when she was so close to hitting a "bin bag" on the road – only to realise it was a man rolling across a crossing.
Dashcam video shared by driver Ms Jia shows the shocking moment she nearly runs into the man while driving home in Tianjin, north China, on February 18.
The man, who dresses in all black, is seen rolling on the floor at an empty crossing at around 11.20pm.
"I thought it's a black bin bag drifting through the wind," Ms Jia recalls.
She turns on her fog light and watches the man making his way to the safety island without stopping.
Ms Jia later posted the footage on Douyin and warned other motorists: "Please be careful when driving, especially when you think you are driving into a plastic bag…"
Viewers were stunned when they watched the clip, with one saying: "I thought that's a bin bag as well! That was a close one!"
A second commented: "That's pretty impressive of him to make his way home despite being drunk."
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"You have got to be careful when you next see a plastic bag on the road," a third added.
Ms Jia said she ended up calling the police for assistance so the man could make his way home safely.
Meanwhile telecom giants have predicted that traffic lights will be redundant in "new" cities where cars will be able to "talk" to each other over 5G.
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The motor industry is expected to be one of the top four sectors employing 5G by 2030.
"Using data collected from our cars we can already use traffic congestion information in navigation as well as vehicle diagnoses and trouble prediction to improve the efficiency of maintenance," said RTT’s R&D Planning chief Atsushi Koizumi.
"Looking towards future applications it will be possible to monitor road conditions using onboard cameras and sensors."
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