Watch: man’s lucky escape after car smashes into his recovery truck

A breakdown truck driver has a lucky escape on a US highway.
A breakdown truck driver has a lucky escape on a US highway. Copyright Michigan State Police
By Chris Harris
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Dashboard camera footage shows the car slammed into the truck and narrowly missed the man’s head.

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This is the moment a recovery truck driver in Detroit had a lucky escape when a car smashed into his vehicle on the hard shoulder.

The footage, released by Michigan State Police, shows the driver attaching a car to his recovery vehicle.

Later in the video, shot by a police car’s dashboard camera, a vehicle arrives at speed from the right.

It skids and slams into the side of the recovery truck, the impact throwing the vehicle into the air as it narrowly misses the rescuer.

A police officer is then seen rushing to the recovery truck driver to get him away from the busy traffic.

Michigan State Police used the tweet to remind drivers to slow down in bad weather and to give police a lane.

Local media reported that the recovery truck driver, police officer and the two drivers involved in the accident were uninjured.

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