A man in Russia has narrowly survived being crushed to death between a fence and out of control car.
The man was walking alongside an icy road, reportedly on the way to work, when an oncoming vehicle veered off the tarmac and onto the snow-covered sidewalk.
As the car travels quickly along the bumpy footpath it becomes airborne — at one point its headlights appear to be on the same level as the panicked commuters head.
Moments before the man is struck by the oncoming car he manages to duck out of the way behind the safety of a filmy-looking fence.
Disaster was averted by thousandths of a second but this quick reacting pedestrian is not the first person to survive a close call with a car unscathed.
Click through the gallery to see car crashes that seemed destined to end in doom but had ultimately happy endings.