Terrifying dashcam footage shows the moment a man cheated death after he rolled onto a motorway, into the path of a passing vehicle.
The video was shared to the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page, and the footage was filmed along Sydney’s M7, near the Sunnyholt Road exit.
The driver with the dashcam is driving along the highway in the left-hand lane, while up ahead is a white vehicle stopped in the breakdown lane.
Just as the vehicle approaches the stationary car, which has pulled over on the side of the road, a man appears from behind the car and rolls onto the highway, right into the path of the oncoming vehicle.
Luckily, the driver quickly swerves into the right-hand lane, missing the man.
“Centimetre from death”, Dash Cam Owners Australia named the video.
According to details in the video recording, the incident happened on Tuesday morning at around 5.30am.
Yahoo News Australia understands the video is related to an ongoing NSW Police investigation.
On Tuesday, police commenced an investigation into a robbery which happened on the M7 Motorway near the Sunnyholt Road exit at Quakers Hill.
NSW Police said a 31-year-old man was travelling east along the M7 when his BMW sedan broke down, so he pulled into the breakdown lane.
The 31-year-old man was working with another man on his car when an unknown man approached the two at around 5.30am.
“The unknown man threatened the driver with a knife and demanded money, before stealing his wallet and mobile phone and leaving in a white coloured four-wheel drive,” NSW Police said in a statement on Tuesday.
No one was injured in the incident, police said, and officers attached to the Quakers Hill Police Area Command attended the scene.
Police are still investigating the incident and Yahoo News Australia understands no arrests have been made.
“As part of their investigations, detectives are appealing for assistance to identify the man and vehicle involved,” police said in the statement.
“Police would like to speak to anyone who may have been driving eastbound on the M7 Motorway between Quakers Hill Parkway and Sunnyholt Road, Quakers Hill, about 5.30am ... or has dash-cam footage of the incident, to come forward.”
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Quakers Hill Police on (02) 9838 2199 or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.
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