Pick-up truck avoids traffic jam by driving through river in China

This is the bizarre moment a pick-up truck avoided a long queue in traffic jam – by driving through a river.

Video filmed in Shangqiu City in Henan province, China, on January 29 shows heavy traffic building up on a bridge after one car is said to have committed a counterflow violation.

To escape the gridlock, one impatient motorist powered their pick-up truck down an embankment and through a shallow river beside the congested bridge.

The shortcut appeared to have worked, as the vehicle was able to cross to the other side within seconds.