The driver and passenger of this white Toyota sedan in Taiwan are lucky to be alive after a massive boulder that repelled down a roadside hill came within inches of crushing the car. The event occurred in the southern city of Tainan on Saturday.
As the dashcam footage from a following vehicle shows, a landslide caused by torrential rain initially rolls down the hill, pushing the Toyota to the oncoming lane. Once the dust settles, the boulder comes into view and is seen rolling towards the car, which it dwarfs in size.
Luckily for the occupants, it loses momentum just as it is about to come into contact with the car. They are said to have had made it out with only minor injuries.
Unfortunately for Taiwan’s motorists, Tropical storm Kong-Rey, which has already dropped more than 500 millimeters of rain on the island, is expected to continue through Monday.