Video Viral

By David Aspinal


A lucky pedestrian narrowly avoided being run over after falling off his Segway into oncoming traffic.

While driving through Guangzhou, China, in early December, a man can be seen riding his personal Segway down the inside lane of a busy freeway.

Suddenly, he falls off the device and faceplants the tarmac, sending the unicycle flying down the road.

The car travelling behind manages to swerve around the fallen pedestrian and captures the moment the Segway smashes into the central reservation.

The owner of the Instagram page Shanghai Observed, where the video was uploaded, said: “I was really surprised to see him riding the Segway on a freeway.

“He must have hurt himself as he was travelling at least 35mph.

“Unfortunately, I couldn’t stop because there was so much traffic behind me.”