EXCLUSIVE: Moment two men have a lucky escape when car smashes into cable box right next to them
- The near-death experience occurred in Willenhall, West Midlands, on January 28
- Dashcam footage shows an out-of-control car careen into a green BT cable box
- Two men, who were stood on the other side of the box, narrowly avoid being hit
- After striking the cable box at speed, the car turns onto its side and spins around
- Police were reportedly called to the incident, and the driver fled on foot
This is the moment two men narrowly avoided being hit by an out-of-control vehicle that careened into a green cable box next to them.
The dash cam footage, captured on Ashmore Lake Way, Willenhall, West Midlands, shows the two men sat in high-vis jackets and chatting at around 6.55pm on January 28.
The owner of the dash cam footage, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: ‘Me and my girlfriend were sat in our car waiting to start our night shift.
Two men narrowly avoided being struck by an out-of-control car that careened into a green BT cable box next to them on Ashmore Lake Way, Willenhall, West Midlands
”All of a sudden a car sped round the corner and lost control, hitting the BT green box and saving in front my eyes the two lads’ lives.
‘It’s so lucky that green box was there.’
The out-of-control vehicle dislodges the cable box from the ground, and the vehicle flips onto its side and spins 360 degrees with its door to the floor.
After the vehicle comes to a stop, wheels down, people begin flocking towards the scene of the crash looking bewildered.
According to an eyewitness, the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
The female passenger in the car that captured the dashcam footage says: ‘Call the ambulance and the police. Now!’
After smashing into the cable box, plumes of smoke can be seen to emerge from the vehicle. An eyewitness said police were called and the driver fled from the scene on foot
Moments before their lucky escape, the two men can be seen in high-vis jackets, chatting
Police attended the scene, according to the owner of the dashcam footage, although West Midlands Police told MailOnline they had no record of the incident.
The eyewitness said: ‘No one was injured, just a little shaken.
‘The driver ran away after the accident. That’s all I know.’
The incident occurred outside DX Delivery Willenhall, a road haulage company, and a lorry with no trailer can be seen passing the scene of the incident.