Heart-stopping moment man knocked off feet when car skids off highway

Heart-stopping moment a man is knocked off his feet and SURVIVES when a car careens out of control on a San Francisco highway and crashes into him as he tries to open his trunk

  • Bystander was at the trunk of his car on the Highway 101 hard shoulder Monday
  • He was oblivious to the impending danger as a car crash started behind him
  • A silver sedan started skidding across the road and collided with a Toyota Prius
  • It then span into hard shoulder where it narrowly missed the man who fell over  

This is the heart-stopping moment a man is knocked off his feet and survives when a car careens out of control on a San Francisco highway.

The man was standing in the hard shoulder beside his parked car on the Highway 101 in San Francisco on Monday afternoon totally oblivious to the impending danger.

Dashcam footage shows a silver sedan on the outside lane colliding with the central reservation sending it into a skid back across the three inside lanes.

The silver sedan can be seen colliding with a white Toyota Prius in one of the central lanes as it skids out of control on Highway 101 in San Francisco on Monday

The silver car’s momentum takes it hurtling backwards into the hard shoulder while the white car is sent the other way

It speeds across into one of the middle lanes where it smashes into the rear end of a white Toyota Prius, sending both cars rotating in opposite directions.

The silver car’s momentum takes it hurtling backwards into the hard shoulder where it collides with the parked car, narrowly missing the man who is busy opening his trunk.

He appears to have just seen the car as he falls backwards while the rear of his vehicle is crumpled by the rear bumper of the other.

The female driver of the car which flew across the road remains in the car as at least two other vehicles pullover to check if anyone has been injured. 

The man can be seen knocked to the floor and there is a broad skid mark across the motorway showing the direction of the other car

The man (pink shirt) can be seen getting to his feet after he was knocked off his feet

The person who filmed the incident said: ‘I was driving Northbound on the 101 at around 2.30pm. A lady lost control of her car. The man parked on the side of the road got lucky.’

It is not clear what caused the accident or whether anyone was indeed injured. It is not clear from the footage. 

It is also unclear from the footage what happened to the white Prius which the driver collided with crashing into the other car on the hard shoulder. 

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