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Watch: Motorist’s Luck Escape as Truck Topples Over His Car in Westmead

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A Durban motorist is definitely counting his blessings after narrowly dodging a catastrophic collision with a tipping truck in Westmead on Thursday afternoon.

In a scene right out of an action movie, the motorist miraculously escaped unscathed as the colossal vehicle teetered on the edge of disaster.

The incident occurred when a Volvo truck pulling a triaxle trailer with a back mounted 6 metre freight container, attempting to climb a steep hill, found itself losing power and rolling backward.

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Eyewitnesses recount the spine-tingling sequence of events, describing how the truck’s uphill ambitions took a horrifying U-turn.

Instead of surmounting the incline, the truck’s power waned, causing it to start rolling backward with increasing speed and menace.

In a terrifying twist of fate, a car happened to be overtaking the struggling truck at precisely the wrong moment.

It was a split-second decision that could have resulted in unspeakable tragedy.

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With jaws dropping and hearts pounding, onlookers watched in sheer disbelief as the articulated truck teetered on the precipice of calamity.

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In a heart-stopping climax, the truck narrowly missed the sedan driver and crushed the left side of the car in a hair’s breadth escape that defied the odds leaving onlookers in shock.

It was a moment that sent shivers down the spines of those who bore witness, a true testament to the fragility of life and the capricious nature of fate.

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Despite the high-stakes drama that unfolded, the miraculous twist in this harrowing tale is that both the truck driver and the fortunate motorist emerged unscathed from the nerve-racking encounter.

Their guardian angels seemingly worked overtime, ensuring their safety in a situation that could have ended in tragedy.

Emergency services swiftly arrived at the scene, ensuring that both drivers were thoroughly examined and deemed to be free from any injuries.

It was a sigh of relief for all involved, with a collective sense of gratitude permeating the air as the gravity of what could have been sank in.

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