Caught on camera: A lucky driver escapes after car smashes into wall and flips over

April 18, 2017 6:06 pm Last Updated: April 18, 2017 6:06 pm

Source: Toyota Yaris Flips to Avoid Collision by ViralHog on Rumble

This dramatic incident was filmed on Christopher Telford’s headcam mount, which he was testing out when the accident took place.

Telford was driving at 55 mph on a country road towards Lancaster when he spotted a blue BMW heading straight for him, as the driver had mistimed an uphill overtake.


In a panic to avoid collision, the young man swerved out of the way only to hit the dry stone wall to his left which sent his car spinning before it came to a standstill on its side in the middle of the road.

Despite what could have been a very severe accident Telford was relatively uninjured – something the viewer is comically made aware of as he states matter-of-factly, ‘Well that was f**king scary,’ when his Toyota Yaris comes to a stop.

Telford was driving at 55mph on a country road towards Lancaster when he spotted a blue BMW heading straight for him as the driver mistimed an uphill overtake

Telford also adds that he was very shocked during the aftermath, but was careful not to show anger. He said “Fair play to everyone for handling things so well. There was no road rage.”

It’s unclear whether the guilty driver will face charges. Telford simply says, “The police are handling things regarding the blue BMW driver,” in his description of the dramatic smash. There were apparently two passengers in the BMW, and Telfrod believes his actions saved lives.

“The combined collision speed would have been 110 mph if we’d collided head on,” he explained. “Bouncing off the drystone wall instead probably saved everyone involved.” Bravo and well done to Telford, we hope you get a new car soon!