Terrifying dashcam footage has captured the moment a man tumbled out in front of a car on one of Sydney’s busiest motorways and narrowly avoided certain death.
The footage, filmed on the M7 motorway in the city’s west at 5.35am on Tuesday, showed the driver in the left lane approaching a white SUV parked on the roadside.
As the car approached the parked vehicle, a man suddenly rolled on to the road in the 100kph zone – forcing the driver to suddenly swerve.
The driver came within centimetres of ploughing into the man, but somehow managed to stay in control of the car.
The near-miss was filmed heading inbound to Sydney’s CBD near the Sunnyholt Road exit in Quaker’s Hill.
The footage horrified viewers and was captioned ‘a centimetre from death’ when it was uploaded to the Dash Cams Owners Australia Facebook page.
The incident is connected to an alleged robbery along the motorway that took place around the same time in the area, according to Yahoo News.
Police said a 31-year-old man had pulled over to the side of the road when his BMW sedan broke down and he began inspecting it with another man.
The incident is reportedly connected to an alleged robbery along the motorway where a man was threatened with a knife
As the pair were working on the car they were approached by a knife-wielding man who threatened them.
The thief demanded money and stole a wallet and phone before fleeing in a white SUV.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.