Motorist Ron Cooper filmed the footage using a dash cam and uploaded the video on YouTube. It shows Cooper driving on the Black Spur between Healesville and Narbethong.
He was forced to hit the brakes as a first tree falls inches from his car, before six others collapse onto the road.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, Cooper said: "These trees started falling like a deck of cards.
"One more second - in fact even part of a second - would have put me either under the tree or into the tree.
"I'm always aware of what's around me and I think it paid off that day."
The 30m gum trees fell when 50mph winds hit the area on 29 December 2014. It took workers 2.5 hours to clear the road after the incident.
The world's most dangerous roads
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North Yungas Road, or Death Road as it's also known, is legendary for its extreme danger. In 1995 it was named the "world's most dangerous road" by the Inter-American Development Bank. The 61km road leads from La Paz to Coroico in Bolivia. Up to 300 travellers are estimated to be killed on the road each year and cross markings along it show where vehicles have fallen. What makes it so dangerous? It's a single-lane road with no guard rails and cliffs up of 600ft. During rainy season, rain and fog severely hampers visibility and the road quickly becomes a muddy track. In the summer, there are rockfalls and dust limiting visibility. If you dare take your eyes off of the road, the rainforest scenery is breathtaking and and thousands of thrill-seekers, particularly mountain bikers, ride it each year.
In Alaska, the James Dalton Highway is a 414-mile gravel road that certainly wasn't built for normal cars. Drivers braving the road share it with huge lorries that kick up clouds of dust or mud and reduce visibility. Then there are potholes taking a heavy toll on cars and virtually nowhere to stop for petrol. We wouldn't recommend driving the Dalton unless you have a 4x4, extra fuel, food, spare tires and blankets to survive the cold.
It takes someone brave to drive or walk along this terrifying 'cliff corridor' road in China's Henan Province. The 1,250m long Guoliang Tunnel was chiselled and hammered out of the mountain 40 years ago by 14 villagers from the nearby Guoliang village. It is five metres high and four metres wide and placed 110 meters up the cliff face. Along the tunnel there are 35 window-sized holes, from which rock was dumped during the construction process and now show the beautiful views from the road.
The A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton was named the most dangerous road in Britain, based on the number of serious collisions. Punishing bends, steep drops from the highway and sheer rock face for most of its length make the A537 a scary drive. Most crashes take place during the weekends in the summer - a popular time for tourists who are most probably checking out the stunning Peak District scenery than keeping their eyes fixed on the road in front of them.
This mountain road in western Norway offers drivers a dizzying view of sheer mountainsides, deep fjords, waterfalls and fertile valleys. The Trollstigen Mountain Road has a steep incline of nine per cent and consists of 11 hairpin bends. Encircling the road are lofty mountains with majestic names such as Kongen (the King), Dronningen (the Queen) and Bispen (the Bishop). At the 700-metre plateau is a car park and a number of viewing platforms overlooking the bends and the Stigfossen waterfall.
The M56 Lena Highway, or the Amur-Yakutsk Highway, in Russia runs parallel to the incomplete Amur Yakutsk Mainline railway and although it is a federal highway, it's actually just a dirt road. When it is frozen in the winter it makes an excellent surface, but in the summer, any significant rain makes the road turn to mud, often swallowing small vehicles whole! On the Lena Highway, traffic jams last for weeks and become a mess of vehicles stuck in the middle of nowhere.
The second highest paved road in Romania was built as a military route and consists of 90km of twists and turns running north to south across the Southern Carpathians. Due to snowfall, the Transfagarasan is open just a few months of the year, and even in June snow can block the roads. The scenery is spectacular and includes the twisted monastery at Curtea de Arges, the Dracula Castle ruins at Poienari and the huge Vidraru Dam.
Italy's Stelvio Pass in the Ortler Alps is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and may not be the most dangerous road in the world, but is said to be one of the most thrilling. At 9,045 feet this famed road features 48 hairpin turns on the northern side and 12 on the southern side, taking you through stunning Alpine scenery and many kilometres of fast and sweeping roads. If you own a bike, this road was built for you.
Connecting China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, the Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world with an altitude of 15,395ft. Known informally as the KKH, it is often referred to as the ninth wonder of the world due to its high elevation and the difficult condition in which it was constructed. Drivers on the highway are troubled with landslides, floods and mud. More than 1,000 workers were killed during the building of the highway.
This road in New Zealand is as narrow as they come and was cut in the middle of a sheer cliff face 140 years ago, making it unbelievably scary. Constructed to give miners access to a gold-rich canyon, today Skippers Canyon Road's motorists must apply for a permit before attempting to tackle it. Most car insurance companies won't cover you in the event of an accident and the soft rock crumbles easily under car tires, getting slippery when wet too.
If having to be cautious of other motorists wasn't enough, on Gibraltar's Winston Churchill Avenue you have to watch out for planes too. The road cuts through the airport, used by passenger and military planes alike. It's the only road connecting Gibraltar to Spain and is by far, Gibraltar's busiest road so there's no escaping the drive among jumbo jets if you want to enter or exit the territory by road. Every time an aircraft lands, the road is closed for a few minutes and railroad-style crossing gates hold back the cars.
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You may have to pay a toll of £1.50 to cross, but it's worth it for the thrill of driving the 2km of the world’s sixth-longest suspension bridge. The dual carriageway is suspended some 30 metres above the estuary by cables made of 71,000km of wire, and in high winds it can sway sidewards up to 3m. Even so, over six million vehicles cross in perfect safety each year, and the trip does afford stunning views. (Just don’t forget to keep your eyes on the road too.)
There's a notorious stretch of road straddling Sussex Several where several drivers say they have encountered a mysterious girl in white. Each time, the ghostly figure steps in front of the car, giving the motorist the impression he has run her over, only to then disappear into thin air. On one occasion, a panic-stricken driver even covered the girl's body in a blanket before fetching the police. On his return, she'd vanished, leaving the blanket behind. Many believe the apparition is a woman named Judith Langham, who was killed in an accident on the road on her wedding day in 1965, while still wearing her white dress.
This road in the west of Scotland has the greatest ascent of any in the Britain, rising from sea level at Applecross to a height of 626m within the space of about five miles, with gradients of around 20 per cent. The route was originally used by cattle drovers, and was surfaced only in gravel until the 1950s. A sign at the bottom warns learner drivers not to try their luck, and the tight hairpins and narrow single-track sections are slightly hair-raising even for experienced motorists.
Junction 6 on the M6 at Gravelly Hill, Birmingham, was likened to a plate of spaghetti from the moment it was opened in 1972. Just the sight of the complex of intertwined carriageways is enough to make your palms sweat on the steering wheel. The interchange as a whole covers some 30 acres and serves 18 routes over five different levels (supported by 559 concrete columns). Given the immense cost (not to mention the reputation), it's remarkable that numerous other spaghetti junctions have since been built across the world, from Canada to South Africa to Australia.
Steep climbs, followed by twists, dips and a 180 degree hairpin characterise this spectacular route through the Brecon Beacons National Park. The road connects Llandovery with Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, reaching a height of 493m at Foel Fawr and providing stunning views along the way. It’s popular with wannabe rally drivers at weekends, so best to pick a quiet weekday if possible. Additional hazards to watch out for are the 50-foot drops below some of the more severe bends, mobile speed cameras (cunningly hidden), and stray sheep with a deathwish.
The A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton is officially the most dangerous individual road in Britain, based on the number of serious collisions. Known as the Cat and Fiddle, it has all the ingredients for driving disaster: punishing bends, steep drops from the highway, and dry-stone walls or sheer rock face for almost all of its length. Most crashes on this 50-mph single carriageway happen at weekends during the summer in dry, daylight conditions – a popular time for tourists, whose eyes are presumably fixed more on the scenery of the Peak District National Park than on the tarmac in front of them.
Driving on Scotland's busiest motorway through central Glasgow (between junctions 13 and 21) presents numerous white-knuckle challenges. The 10-lane Kingston Bridge funnels motorway traffic alongside local traffic (with no hard shoulders). As you approach the bridge from the east, the M73 and M80 join the M8 and five lanes are merged into two within the space of two miles; unsurprisingly, this section is often gridlocked. At junction 17, the slip road from Glasgow’s Great Western Road forces motorists to feed into the fast lane of the M8's eastbound carriageway. Worse still, many of the signs along the route are confusing or last-minute. When you've finished you may need some tranquilizers.
The mere name of a road can sometimes be enough to fill you with dread, and perhaps Gallows Hill in Lancaster is the most sinister of all. The name reminds visitors today that this was place of execution of a group of 12 witches – the so-called Pendle Witches – who were condemned to death in 1612 for murdering ten people by witchcraft. Other scary road names in Britain include Ghost House Lane (Beeston, Nottinghamshire), Headless Cross Drive (Redditch), Broomstick Lane (Botley), Black Cat Drive (Northampton) and Ducking Stool Court (Romford).
Britain’s steepest road is a minor road between Eskdale and the Duddon Valley in the Lake District, which climbs to a height of 393m at the top. Along the way are a series of brutal switchbacks, which test the mettle of even the most experienced drivers. Heavier vehicles are warned against using the pass, especially as the tarmac has worn smooth in places. Moreover, the pass can be closed for periods during the winter months when ice makes the hairpin bends more treacherous still.
During World War II, the British army used this terrain for tank training, and soldiers used to drive ammunition trucks full of high explosives over the pass. You might want to spare a thought for those plucky fellows as you lurch towards the top, scraping your gears as you go.
This madcap junction features five clockwise mini-roundabouts arranged around a sixth central, anti-clockwise roundabout. No wonder it freaks out so many motorists – you're not sure which way to turn. While pretty much the same configuration has been in place since it was built in 1972, its safety record has proved surprisingly good ... though that's probably because traffic moves too slowly to do any real damage in the event of collision. Despite being regularly voted one of Britain's worst junctions, the Magic Roundabout has since been reproduced in similar form in Colchester and Hemel Hempstead.