Driver has lucky escape when lorry ploughs into car after it breaks down on Russian highway

Dramatic moment driver sprints clear as lorry ploughs into his broken-down car in the middle of a Russian highway

  • Dash camera footage shows a lorry crash into vehicle near St Petersburg, Russia
  • Video taken on October 1 shows the vehicle stationary in the middle lane of road
  • The car had broken down and the driver had been attempting to repair it 

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This is the heart-stopping moment a driver narrowly avoids getting hit by a lorry while he is repairing his car in the middle of the road.

Dash camera footage shows the man sprinting clear as the HGV comes careering towards his broken-down vehicle on a highway near St Petersburg, Russia.  

The footage, taken on October 1, shows the lorry plough into his car, reducing it to a mangled wreck.   

Dash camera footage shows a yellow truck careering into a broken-down vehicle with the driver making a lucky escape on a road near St Petersburg, Russia (pictured)

Driver has lucky escape when lorry ploughs into car after it breaks down on Russian highway

Moments before the lorry smashes into the vehicle the driver makes a dash for the side of the road, narrowly avoiding being hit by the debris 

Footage shows the truck driver slamming on the brakes far too late to avoid the impact as it drives straight into the stationary car in the middle of three lanes of traffic.

Debris flying from the scene narrowly avoids hitting the driver as he jumps over the crash barrier at the roadside. 

Smoke erupts as the vehicles collide and the lorry swerves before grinding to a halt after the incident.  

The car driving behind the lorry records speeds of up to 48mph on their dash camera as the vehicles career along the road.  

Driver has lucky escape when lorry ploughs into car after it breaks down on Russian highway

Smoke erupts as the vehicles collide and the lorry swerves before grinding to a halt after crashing into the car 

Driver has lucky escape when lorry ploughs into car after it breaks down on Russian highway

The driver’s excellent reaction saved his life as he makes a dash for the side of the road and climbs on the fence 

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