Heroic car driver jumps into driverless lorry to stop it from sliding down Chinese highway

A heroic car driver jumped into a driveless lorry to stop it from sliding down a highway in eastern China.

The terrifying video, filmed in Wenzhou City in Zhejiang Province on May 22, shows a driverless lorry sliding down the highway on the wrong side of the road.

A car driver driving past stopped his vehicle and ran to hold the door of the lorry before jumping into it to stop it.

After the car driver pulled the brake, the lorry carried on moving for more than 200 metres before finally stopping in the middle of the road.

According to reports, the car driver named Liu Wenzhong is a digger driver. He saw the out-of-control lorry when he was driving to work.

Since Liu realized the lorry kept moving to the left and scratched with guardrails, he thought the lorry driver might be nodding off and horned to try to wake him up.

However, the lorry did not slow down and Liu saw a person lying on the road behind the lorry from the rearview mirror in his car.

Then Liu speeded up to overtake the lorry and stopped his car to run to chase the lorry.

The lorry driver named Guo said he stopped the vehicle to check after he felt it had something wrong.

Guo forgot the section of the highway was downhill and the lorry started to slide down.

Guo was run over by the lorry and suffered fractures after he placed planks of wood under the front wheels whilst lying underneath the vehicle.