Reckless driver almost causes head-on collision with badly timed overtake of a slow cement mixer – leaving terrified motorist convinced he’s ‘going to die’
- James White’s heart was in his mouth when silver Renault suddenly swerved out
- The motorist thought he was ‘going to die’ on A94 near Blairgowrie, Perthshire
- With a split second before impact, the Renault veered back the into tight space
This is the nail-biting moment a 50mph head-on collision is almost caused by a reckless driver who misjudged their overtake of a cement mixer.
James White’s heart was in his mouth when a silver Renault suddenly swerved out from behind a HGV and hurtled towards him on the wrong side of the A94 near Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
With the available gap between his car and the HGV closing incredibly quickly, the terrified motorist was convinced he was ‘going to die’.
But a split second before smashing into his bonnet, the oncoming Renault managed to veer into this tight space and avoid a devastating crash.
A silver Renault driver almost caused a 50mph head-on collision when they misjudged their overtake of a cement mixer
The close scrape, which happened earlier this month, was captured by James’s car’s dashcam.
It shows him driving down a single carriageway through the countryside between Coupar Angus and Forfar.
A large vehicle, which is holding up a queue of cars, can be seen rumbling towards him from the other side of the road.
As the convoy draws nearer, the Renault suddenly shoots out of the pack and on to the left side of the road.
With little time to react, James says that he slammed on the brakes but the car was not slowing in time to avoid crunching into the oncoming car.
A large vehicle, which is holding up a queue of cars, can be seen rumbling towards James White from the other side of the road when the Renault suddenly shoots out of the pack zooms towards him
The HGV does not appear to be stopping and so the gap which the Renault will have to squeeze through seems impossibly small, but it just inches through
The HGV also does not appear to be stopping and so the gap which the Renault will have to squeeze through seems impossibly small.
However, it just manages to speed through the space before it closes up and passes inches away from James’ car.
James explained in the comments of his post that he did brake ahead of the incident but he removed the audio from the footage because of his reaction.
He said: ‘I did brake but the GPS on the dashcam is slow to react. Should I have hit the pedal harder? Probably.
‘It all happens in about two seconds from the time I realised that the vehicle has not pulled in yet. In the footage all I say is ‘f*** I am going to die’ so I removed the sound.’
Earlier this year, a 68-year-old man died following a crash involving three cars on the same road in Perthshire.
The man passed away after his black Renault collided with a red Ford Transit and a black Volkswagen Polo near an A94 junction on February 15.