08/22/2012 02:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Miraculously Survives After Truck Flattens Car In Xiangtan, China (PHOTO)

It isn't often you see pictures of a car that's been almost completely flattened and think, 'Wow, that's great news.' For one lucky man in Xiangtan, China, this is one of those times.

According to the Daily Mail, the driver in question survived after a semi-truck tipped over onto his car. Not only did the weight of the truck completely flatten the tiny Volkswagen, it also spilled its entire load -- one ton of gravel -- on top of the vehicle.

Photo of driver's rescue. (Story continues below)

man survives car flattened

Firefighters responded to the scene but were unable to get access to the car until two cranes (the first wasn't big enough) could lift the truck off the vehicle.

After more than an hour, reports the Sun, emergency workers were able to cut the roof off the car, and were amazed to find that the driver was alive and had escaped major injury.

The man suffered several broken bones and was rushed to the hospital, but none of his injuries were life-threatening, adds Wots Happening.