Date
18 October 2017
The tank is shown careering off the highway and smashing into the guard rail before rolling over a Chevrolet car. Photos: YouTube
The tank is shown careering off the highway and smashing into the guard rail before rolling over a Chevrolet car. Photos: YouTube

Tank vs car: Guess which one ran away

It’s not every day a tank clips a car and drives away.

Or a tank hits a car, full stop.

So when a People’s Liberation Army (PLA) behemoth punches through a guard rail and plows into a car in the opposite lane apparently waiting for the traffic to move, expect it to end up on YouTube and go viral.

The video, presumably captured by a dash cam in the stricken Chevrolet car, shows the tank careering off the road and smashing into the guard rail.

The camera next shows it apparently driving away.

Netizens took to social media to condemn the incident, which took place on a highway in Suzhou in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, the standnews.com reports.

When police officers arrived after receiving the victim’s report, the tank had disappeared. The car driver filed an insurance claim.

Some netizens said the incident shows the PLA is incapable of greater things such as defending the country’s sovereignty.

They said China might as well give up its territorial claims in the South China Sea.

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