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

Driver has a lucky escape when lorry ploughs into his truck after it breaks down in the middle of a Russian highway

  • Dash camera footage shows a truck 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 truck while he is repairing his car in the middle of the road.

Dash camera footage shows a yellow truck travelling down the middle lane on a road near St Petersburg, Russia.  

As cars speed past the truck to the left, it shows no sign of slowing down in the video taken on October 1.   

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 truck 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 

A car had broken down and was stopped in the middle lane as the driver attempted to repair it.  

While fixing the car, he noticed a truck heading his way at full speed and had to make a quick escape to safety.

Moments before the lorry smashes into the vehicle the driver makes a dash for the side of the road. 

The truck slams on the brakes but does not swerve and drives straight into the stationary vehicle.

Driver has lucky escape when lorry ploughs into truck 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 

Debris flying from the scene narrowly avoids hitting the man and he jumps to sit on the rail at the roadside. 

He rushed to the side of the road narrowly avoiding the impending impact with his excellent reaction saving his life. 

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 truck after it breaks down on Russian highway

A car had broken down and was stopped in the middle lane as the driver attempted to repair it in the video taken on October 1

Driver has lucky escape when lorry ploughs into truck 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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