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Dashcam Footage Captures Bus Driver's Near Miss With Spinning Car

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Dashcam Footage Captures Bus Driver's Near Miss With Spinning Car

The original intent of dashcams being available to everyone was so that drivers could capture crimes and provide evidence of wrongdoing.

However, given the amount of madness that goes on around the world on the roads, they've been transformed into something that can simply capture something worthy of being shared online.

These videos can range from the ridiculous, funny, or the heart-stopping. On this occasion, it's the latter.

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A bus driver managed to capture a near miss with a car which span 180 degrees on the M40.

The car in front, far more nimble than the bus carrying 47 passengers, manages to swerve the spinning car and gets in front of a lorry. Mike Helm, the driver of the bus, however, was forced to find out just how good his brakes were.

Luckily they were sharp and the bus stopped just inches away from the hatchback, much to the delight of the passengers.

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People can be heard cheering, after just seconds before they were terrified shouting: "Woah!"

Mike Helm said: "We were on are why back from a day out in Oxford on M40 with a U3A group from Hertfordshire who I know very well as I drive for this particular group of 47 people every excursion they go on, on my 57 seater coach."

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Thanks to Helm's reactions and quick feet he got the coach to go from 60mph to 0mph in six seconds, which is pretty impressive.

The unknown driver of the Volkswagen nonchalantly straightens up as they look to continue their journey.

Dashcam footage doesn't always go the same way, though, as this isn't the first terrifying car crash footage captured on dash cam. Travis Carpenter was travelling from Indianapolis to Whitewater, Wisconsin, last year when he crashed his car at 70mph down an embankment.

He was singing a song by Christian rock band Casting Crowns when his car slid off the road in heavy rain.

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Dashcam footage shows him belting out the line 'Now my life to you I give' before he screams out in fear.

Apparently Travis did not suffer any injuries in the crash and he says his car is still driveable.

He said: "I was going 70mph (speed limit) on I65 north. I travel the three-four hours by myself every time and use singing as a way to pass time, and critique it later.

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"At this point I was practising a nasal type voice on a Casting Crowns song when the crash happened. I was watching the road and saw nothing that caused me to worry.

"[I] simply hydroplaned in heavy rain. My car slid sideways, and then I was completely backwards by the time I slid off the road and went down a small hill.

Credit: YouTube/Travis Carpenter

"I hit a mile marker sign (230) on my way off the road.

"Here are two of the most amazing parts: I sustained NO injuries.

"Not even a scratch. And my car took NO mechanical damage and is completely driveable. Only body damage."

Who knows, maybe God was watching over him

Featured Image Credit: Newsflare

Topics: Crash, Bus

Mark McGowan
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