Dash cam catches near miss on Russian motorway

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A Russian driver's dashcam caught the heart-stopping moment another car drove directly across his path on a motorway.

The video, which was uploaded to YouTube last week, shows the car travelling in excess of 70mph along an otherwise empty carriageway.

All of a sudden another vehicle emerges from a perpendicular road, crossing the opposite lane before continuing in to the path of the filming vehicle.

Exclaiming sharply, the driver swerves to the left to avoid the impending collision, coming within inches of the other car.

Impressively, he manages to regain his composure, talking and chuckling to a passenger as he continues along the motorway.

According to the video's time stamp, the incident took place on Wednesday July 13, shortly before 9.20 in the morning.

The exact location of the motorway is unknown.