A bus driver’s quick thinking and heroic reflexes has been caught on camera this week as snow and strong winds continue to batter the UK.
The dashcam footage shows an out-of-control Mini slide over onto the wrong side of the road just before an oncoming double decker bus emerges from the snowstorm.
Impact seems almost inevitable as van driver, Gareth Smith who’s dashcam captures the moment, shouts “oh my god, oh my god, no”.
Miraculously, the bus swerves to avoid the Mini which it misses by inches, and drifts back onto the right side of the road, avoiding Gareth’s van too.
He said: “I was stuck on the hill trying to get my van moving when I saw a black car over taking me.
“It skidded onto the wrong side”
“It skidded onto the wrong side of the road and then I then saw a Lothian bus coming down the hill losing control and drifting past the black car, just missing it and me.
“It seemed to skid a fair bit.
“I put my van into reverse and tried to go backwards to avoid the bus hitting me head on.”
Bus driver, Charmaine Laurie told the Edinburgh Evening News: “It happened quite quickly.
“It’s hard to describe – my heart was in my mouth.
“I actually thought I was going to hit her.”