Horrifying near-miss as HGV crashes onto its side forcing car to veer out of its deadly path with seconds to spare

Horrifying near-miss as HGV crashes onto its side forcing car to veer out of its deadly path with seconds to spare

  • Dash-cam footage shows a crash which occurred on a motorway in Russia
  • A lorry is seen overturned across the dual carriageway’s barrier in Leningrad 
  • Parts of the vehicle sprawl across the lanes and force a driver to swerve  

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This is the horrifying moment a lorry crashed into a barrier and came within seconds of hitting a car along a dual-carriageway in Russia.

Dash-cam footage shows a vehicle steadily driving along a motorway in Leningrad, Russia. 

Seconds later, an overturned HGV comes into view and appears to have crashed across the metal fence. 

A lorry was smashed and overturned across a dual-carriageway in Leningrad, Russia

It remains unclear when the footage was taken. 

In an impressive moment of quick-thinking, the approaching driver then swerves into the next lane across.  

Parts of the lorry break away and sprawl across the inside lane of the carriageway.

Horrifying near-miss as HGV crashes onto its side forcing car to veer out of its deadly path with seconds to spare

In a moment of impressive quick-thinking, the approaching driver (pictured) serves into the next lane

Debris is seen flying into the air and across the two lanes.

Smoke billows from the lorry, which is seen facing diagonally across the motorway, into the camera’s view.

The vehicle quickly moves across the two lanes and drives on the edge of the white lines, with only seconds to spare.   

There were 227 deaths, including 10 children, in traffic accidents between January 1 and 8 across Russia in 2019, according to Interfax. 

Horrifying near-miss as HGV crashes onto its side forcing car to veer out of its deadly path with seconds to spare

Debris is seen flying across the motorway, during the incident

 

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