The 98ft-long car carrier truck hits the booth while exiting the toll area on a highway in China

Lorry mows down toll booth with collector inside in China

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This is the horrifying moment an illegally modified lorry accidentally knocked down a toll booth while a toll collector was still working inside.

The huge truck, measuring a staggering 30 metres (100 feet) long, was trying to pass through the tollgate when its extended platform hit the booth in east China.

The tollgate worker was hospitalised but not seriously injured. 

The 98ft-long car carrier truck hits the booth while exiting the toll area on a highway in China

The 98ft-long car carrier truck hits the booth while exiting the toll area on a highway in China

The 98ft-long car carrier truck hits the booth while exiting the toll area on a highway in China

The accident took place on January 8, reported Jiaxing Television. The carrier truck was carrying 12 4X4s on a highway leading to Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province.

As stated by Sina, the truck had been illegally modified so that it could carry two more cars on the trailer. The modified platform was about two metres (6.6ft) longer than a standard platform.

Surveillance footage shows the standalone booth tipping over as the truck was exiting the booth.

The on-duty toll collector, known by her surname Shen, was knocked down and taken to the hospital. 

The truck's extended platform hits the standalone booth before dragging it along the ground

The truck's extended platform hits the standalone booth before dragging it along the ground

The truck’s extended platform hits the standalone booth before dragging it along the ground

The toll collector sustained injuries on her right arm and has been taken to the hospital

The toll collector sustained injuries on her right arm and has been taken to the hospital

The toll collector sustained injuries on her right arm and has been taken to the hospital

Ms Shen told Jiaxing Television: ‘I was working on the lane next to the truck. 

‘The booth was dragged for a bit before toppling over, but I don’t know what was happening.’

Ms Shen was found to have tissue injuries on her right arm, but she was not seriously hurt, stated.the report. 

The truck driver has been identified by his surname Chen.

Mr Chen didn’t notice his lorry had hit the toll booth when he tried to drive away from the gate, according to the man.

His truck was towed away for inspection.

Mr Chen has agreed to pay for the damage of the toll booth, which was estimated to be 200,000 yuan (£22,831). 

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