A shocking collision between two vehicles on a suburban Brisbane road has been captured on video with both drivers miraculously walking away unscathed.
Dashcam footage from another vehicle travelling down a residential street in Ashgrove captured the terrifying head-on crash between a Great Wall ute and a tiny Mazda 2 last month after one driver was thought to have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The video shows the white ute driving along Ashgrove Avenue for a few seconds before the Mazda 2 appears on the opposite side of the road. Suddenly, the grey hatchback swerves across the lines and into the front of the much larger ute.
Moments before impact the ute brakes, but because of a car parked on the left side of the road, it had nowhere where to go. The impact caused both vehicles to spin out with debris strewn across the street.
Cause of crash revealed
The incident occurred at around 9 am on July 20, Queensland Police told Yahoo News Australia.
It was first believed the Mazda driver — a 21-year-old female — had dozed off at the wheel, however police said they believe she suffered a medical episode. A 37-year-old man was behind the wheel of the Great Wall ute. Thankfully, neither one was taken to hospital with injuries.
'Freaking scary' collision shared on social media
The confronting video was shared on the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page where the anonymous poster suggested the collision was caused by an "asleep at the wheel driver" without knowing any further details.
Many concluded the incident would have been "freaking scary". "Poor ute driver. Their heart must have stopped with that," one person wrote in the comments.
"A great visual example of how energy dissipates. It would have been a violent experience in the ute," wrote another.
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