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Moment driver moves into left turn lane but changes mind and heads straight into oncoming traffic

Moment driver moves into left turn lane but then changes their mind and heads straight into oncoming traffic

  • The shocking driving was caught in dash cam footage in Palestine, Texas
  • A driver behind exclaimed: ‘What in the world?’ at the driver’s dangerous antics
  • Dash cam footage taken on Sunday at 5.31pm shows the driver avoid a crash 

A driver narrowly avoided a head-on crash when they pulled into a turn lane to go left – before changing their mind and heading straight towards a car waiting to turn  right from the opposite direction.

Dashcam footage shows the erratic driver then swerving further into the wrong side of the road to avoid the collision at traffic lights in Palestine, Texas, on Sunday night.

A shocked woman can we heard exclaiming: ‘What in the world?’ as they witness the black car’s dangerous progress from a car behind.

A driver drives on the wrong side of the road after they accidentally pulled out into a turning lane a traffic lights in Palestine, Texas, at 5.31pm on Sunday

The driver in a black car pulls out into the turning lane and brakes as the car in front of it slows to take a turn

The driver in a black car pulls out into the turning lane and brakes as the car in front of it slows to take a turn

In the video, filmed at 5.31pm, the driver with the dash cam slows down as they approach a set of traffic lights behind a white pick-up truck.

Ahead of them, a driver in a black car pulls into the turning lane as if to take a left.

But, as the lights change, the black car does not turn and instead continues to head straight ahead.

Realising at the last minute that there is a car directly in front of them, waiting to turn right from the opposite direction, the driver of the black car swerves even further onto the wrong side of the road.

He avoids a collision and then scoots back over to the correct side of the road, in front of the astonished filmer’s car.

When the lights change the black car to the left continues driving straight ahead without turning before it drifts further into the wrong side of the road to avoid a black Mercedes in the turn lane ahead

When the lights change the black car to the left continues driving straight ahead without turning before it drifts further into the wrong side of the road to avoid a black Mercedes in the turn lane ahead

The video taker said: ‘Dashcam video I recorded on my Roav S1 Dashcam on July 12, 2020. 

‘A car in front of me uses the turn lane in a unique way and manages to get away with it.’

The footage comes after the governor of Texas warned he could reimpose a lockdown on the state if coronavirus prevention measures were not heeded last Friday.

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, on Friday warned of a possible second lockdown in the state

Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, on Friday warned of a possible second lockdown in the state

‘Things will get worse, and let me explain why,’ Greg Abbott told KLBK TV in Lubbock. 

‘The deaths that we’re seeing announced today and yesterday — which are now over 100 — those are people who likely contracted COVID-19 in late May.

‘The worst is yet to come as we work our way through that massive increase in people testing positive.’

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