The bone-chilling moment motorist narrowly avoids disaster on winding NZ road

15 cms closer and it would have been a tragedy
Facebook / Kevin Burton

Motorists in New Zealand miraculously avoid disaster when car crosses double line to overtake a truck and drives into the path of an oncoming car.

The spine-chilling moment was captured by Kevin Burton, who had a dash cam fitted to his 43-tonne truck. The footage shows both cars clip each other and debris from the wing mirrors smashing onto the road.

Police say had the cars been 15cm the incident would have ended in tragedy, and urge motorists to report these incidents.

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