Terrifying dashcam shows driver fall asleep at wheel

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New footage shows the terrifying moment a ute crosses onto the wrong side of the road as another car approaches.

The ute narrowly misses the first car and collides with the car behind. A third car in the line is also recording.

“Oh my f**king god,” the passenger in the first car yells. “What the f**k was he doing?” she asks the driver.

Dashcam footage from a second car shows the moment the ute collided with a white SUV.

“Jesus Christ,” An occupant exclaims.

Vehicular debris can be seen strewn across the road, including a tyre and front bumper, as the ute comes to a stop following the crash.

The video, posted to Dashcam Owners Australia, generated a lot of comments.

“Blew the wheel right off the sleepy ute,” one commented.

“Hard to believe if I hadn’t seen it,” another said.

Many commenters praised the defensive driving of the two cars that avoided the collision.

“Good driving by the black and white car drivers, to at least prevent this from being a head on,” a comment read.

According to the Australian Automobile Association’s newest Benchmarking the National Road Safety Strategy, 2022-23 saw a 7.3 per cent increase in deaths on Australian roads, with 1266 people losing their lives in the past year alone.

This was recorded as the deadliest six months on the roads in more than 13 years, with three states contributing to the significant increase.

NSW recorded a nearly 30 per cent increase on 2022 numbers, Victoria 22.5 and South Australia recording road deaths 65 per cent higher than the previous year.

The other five states and territories recorded a decrease in road deaths, with Queensland recording 20 fewer road deaths than the previous year.

The AAA told news.com.au data needed to understand the nation’s worsening road toll relating to the “quality of Australian roads, the causes of crashes, and the effectiveness of the various measures to prevent crashes” was being collected by state governments but had not yet been released.

“Without good data, Australia has no credible plan to understand its current road trauma problems or prevent their continuation,” AAA managing director Michael Bradley said.

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