What was she thinking? Bizarre moment motorist slams on the brakes on a busy highway and reverses into oncoming traffic
- A motorist is lucky to be alive after reversing on Sydney motorway at peak hour
- Video footage shows the young driver reverse because she missed her exist
- She crossed two lanes and slammed into a vehicle who had no where to go
- No one was injured in the accident but a traffic was brought to a halt afterwards
A motorist is lucky to be alive after slamming on her brakes and reversing on a busy motorway.
The young driver was travelling along a Sydney motorway, near North Ryde, when she made the bold move to stop during peak hour traffic after missing her turnoff.
Video footage shows the vehicle reverse across two lanes before slamming into another vehicle.
A motorist is lucky to be alive after reversing across two lanes on Sydney motorway at peak hour (pictured)
The other car was unable to avoid the collision as they had nowhere else to go.
Both motorists were forced to stop on the busy motorway and assess the damage of the vehicles – causing a traffic pile up, 7News reported.
Domenico De Conti from Transurban said traffic crews saw the incident on camera and sent crew to the scene within ten minutes.
‘They saw the incident straight away and dispatched our incident response group,’ Mr De Conti said.
‘There were no injuries but it could have been a very different outcome.’
The young driver slammed into another car who had nowhere else to go (pictured)
Peter Khoury from the National Roads and Motorists’ Association said the behaviour of the driver was ‘ridiculous.’
‘I’m struggling to think of anything quite like this,’ he said.
Traffic crews understand the young woman missed her exit due to her GPS.
It is illegal to stop on a motorway in New South Wales unless it is an emergency situation, where it is recommended you reach a breakdown lane or a shoulder.
Traffic crews responded to the scene in ten minutes but there was a traffic pile up following accident