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VIDEO: Moment a car rolls off a cliff in China

Heart-stopping moment family scramble out of car as it rolls off a cliff in China – but front passenger doesn’t get out in time and is severely injured

  • The incident happened on the scenic Duku Highway in Xinjiang province 
  • Two passengers including a small boy were able to escape from the car 
  • A second woman in the front passenger seat suffered severe hip injuries  


This is the tragic moment a car tumbled over the edge of a cliff in China while the family inside were trying to escape, leaving one passenger severely injured. 

The family were enjoying a day out at the scenic Duku Highway in Xinjiang. They had pulled up at a well-known beauty spot and parked their car overlooking a valley below. 

Footage shows the driver exit his vehicle and walk around the car to retrieve a thermos flask to pour himself a drink. 

This is the moment a family desperately try to evacuate their small hatchback as it rolls over the edge of a cliff on the Duku Highway in Xinjiang, China 

Two members of the family try and hold back the car as it edges towards the precipice

Two members of the family try and hold back the car as it edges towards the precipice 

The distraught family are unable to hold the car for long enough to allow the front seat passenger to get out

The distraught family are unable to hold the car for long enough to allow the front seat passenger to get out

The car continued over the edge and rolled down the side of the valley for several hundred metres

The car continued over the edge and rolled down the side of the valley for several hundred metres 

The family members look down into the valley below as the car disappears from view. The female passenger was rescued by the emergency services. She had suffered a severe hip injury according to officials

The family members look down into the valley below as the car disappears from view. The female passenger was rescued by the emergency services. She had suffered a severe hip injury according to officials 

Moments later the car begins to roll forward. A young boy on the back seat manages to open the door and jump clear. 

He is followed by an older woman who also exited the car safely. 

A woman sitting in the front passenger seat is unable to remove her seatbelt in time before the car plunges over the edge. 

As the car disappears from view, the family members on the top of the cliff, look on in horror. 

It is not known why the car’s handbrake failed, whether a cable snapped or it may have been accidentally knocked off by the passenger. 

It is not yet known how the car's handbrake failed causing it to roll over the edge

It is not yet known how the car’s handbrake failed causing it to roll over the edge 

The car came to a rest after hitting a hillock on its way down the side of the valley

The car came to a rest after hitting a hillock on its way down the side of the valley 

According to the Hejing County Emergency Management Bureau, the woman passenger who was trapped inside when it went over the cliff suffered severe hip injuries. 

The footage of the shocking incident was posted online with some commentators claiming the woman in the front seat appeared to be in shock, and was too afraid to try and save herself from going over the edge with the car.  

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