Shocking moment blind man walks in front of cars outside Westfield

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A blind man trying to cross the road was almost hit by a car right outside a Westfield shopping centre, a shocking video shows.

In the clip, the man is seen walking with a cane at a crossing on Hunter Street, right near the Westfield shopping centre in Hornsby, in Sydney's northwest.

The footage was captured on a dashcam and while the man was crossing the road in one direction, he deviates and ends up walking diagonal and right into oncoming traffic.

A blind man veered away from the pedestrian crossing and into oncoming traffic near Westfield Hornsby. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia
A blind man veered away from the pedestrian crossing and into oncoming traffic near Westfield, Hornsby. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia

The woman in the car tried beeping her horn, which made the man jump.

She is heard winding down her window to try and get the man to stop.

"Watch out, watch out, watch out!" she says repeatedly, just as another car approaches the intersection to go through the green light.

The car abruptly stops, just centimetres away from the man.

The man was almost hit by a car that had right of way at the intersection. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia
The man was almost hit by a car that had right of way at the intersection. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia

"Oh, far out," the woman says, sounding almost relieved he wasn't hit. She then explains she tried tooting at the man to prevent him from walking into traffic.

She then directs him to "come along the car" and turn left to find the footpath.

While the woman is giving the man directions he is heard thanking her.

"That's okay, just keep walking straight and you'll get onto the path," she says before driving away.

A time stamp on the video indicates the heartstopping incident happened in February, 2021, but it was recently included in Dash Cam Owners Australia's compilation video about good deeds on the road.

In the comments of the video, one person said the woman in the car was clearly very caring, however they did advise people to not use your horn in situations like this.

"Great video, but that one with the blind man was terrifying," they said.

"Please don't blow your horn at blind people, it made him panic and dart out into the other lane, give verbal instructions, offer to take them by the hand and guide them.

"Not having a go at the lady because she was being kind and compassionate."

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