Texas man Guan Zhu is lucky to be alive after an overturned cement truck crashed into the front of his car.
The truck ran a red light Tuesday afternoon and overturned in front of Zhu’s car, smashing the front end of the minivan. However, the dash cam recording the event was not damaged.
Zhu, a Texas A&M professor, installed the dash camera into his vehicle one year ago in case of a car accident. His decision obviously paid off.
“It shows pretty conclusive evidence of what happened,” College Station Police Department spokesperson Lt. Chuck Fleeger said.
Both Zhu and the truck driver escaped the crash with minor injuries. The truck driver was given a ticket for running a red light.
Dash cams have become increasingly popular over recent years, especially in Russia, where reckless driving is apparently common.