Driver injured as cargo wagon hits dump truck on highway

The early morning collision on Tingfeng Expressway caused great damage to the wagon, whose frontside was twisted, and the driver's leg was jammed by the steering wheel.

A cargo wagon rear-ended a dump truck on Tingfeng Expressway in suburban Shanghai's Jinshan District on Sunday morning.

Local firefighters soon arrived on the scene after the wagon driver called for emergency help.

The collision — that happened around 4:45am — caused great damage to the wagon, whose frontside was twisted, though the dump truck just absorbed a few scratches. The driver of the wagon couldn’t get out of the vehicle as his leg was jammed by the steering wheel.

The firefighters used a hydraulic clamp to break open the wagon. Five minutes later, the driver was rescued from his seat. Doctors, who arrived with the ambulance, said the driver’s injuries were not life-threatening. He was taken to hospital for further treatment. The dump truck driver didn't suffer any injuries.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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