After a truck smashed into a viaduct wall in southwest China, killing the driver and sending a third of the rig past the edge where it dangled nearly 70 feet off the ground, rescue workers had another problem on their hands.

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The passenger.

Chen Keqi, squadron head of a highway rescue team covering Guiyang City, said: “At the time when our rescuers tied steel wires onto the roof, the truck shook a little — very dangerous,” adding that it “could have broken up at any time.”

So they used steel wires and a crane to hoist the passenger from the truck’s cabin, according to Sky News.

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“It was possible to fall from the 20-metre-high bridge amid the operation,” said Yang Yongjin, head of the rescue team.

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The passenger escaped with injuries to his feet and legs.

They got the truck back upon the bridge surface, too.

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Here’s the clip: