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


Dramatic moment driver sprints clear as lorry ploughs into his broken-down truck 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 

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 man making a lucky escape as a lorry comes careering towards his broken down car on a road near St Petersburg, Russia.  

The footage, taken on October 1, shows a driver who had been fixing his car dodging an oncoming lorry with moments to spare.   

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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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 

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.  

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

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

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

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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