VIDEO: Watch the heartstopping moment a hot air balloon narrowly misses a busy road

The Field Street Monologues in rehearsal before showing at Titchfield Festival Theatre. Picture by Jules Garvey-Welch

Take a trip to Field Street, where all is not as it seems

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This is the heartstopping moment motorists on a busy road almost collided - with an hot air balloon.

In unbelievable scenes, the balloon has a close shave with cars as it crosses both lanes and tries to aim for a neighbouring field.

Thankfully, no lorries or large vehicles were on the road at the time and oncoming traffic slowed down to allow the balloon to land safely.

Paul Ellis captured the moment on his car’s dashboard camera as the huge red balloon came into view and ended up hovering above Marine Drive in Southport.

He uploaded the 47-second clip to YouTube on Saturday, where it’s since had over 4,000 views.