Truck crashes into toll booth

Truck crashes into toll booth

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TAIYUAN, China (CNN) — A truck crashed on a toll booth at Taiyuan expressway, capital of northern China’s Shanxi Province Wednesday morning, injuring its driver and a passenger.

According to the surveillance video, the driver rushed the toll booth at the expressway without any hesitation.

At the accident scene, the truck cut a corner of stone block, breaking off several police blockages, tearing down a toll booth, crushing another as well.

“This is an ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) lane with only a toll machine, (vehicles) do not need to stop to pay toll. If there had been a person (working), he would’ve died,” said a staff member with the Taiyuan expressway operation control center.

An adjacent tollbooth also was damaged, but the staff member inside was safe.

A passenger in the truck was severely injured and is under medical observation in hospital.

The driver was said to be bruised. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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