Dash cam footage captures 'heart in mouth' moment driver narrowly avoided head-on crash near Fareham

A car travelling along Knowle Road narrowly avoided a head-on collision as it overtook a van.
A car travelling along Knowle Road narrowly avoided a head-on collision as it overtook a van.
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A DRIVER has captured the ‘heart in mouth’ moment a car narrowly avoided a head-on collision as it overtook him on a country road outside Fareham. 

Damian Vuaghan was driving home in his Vauxhall Transporter van when a blue Renault Clio overtook him on the Knowle Road at 5.30pm on Tuesday. 

The 35-year old’s dashboard camera caught the moment the Clio narrowly missed an oncoming vehicle on the other side of the road, which has a 50mph speed limit. 

The ‘terrifying’ moment made Damian brake so hard the van left skid marks along the tarmac. 

He said: ‘If I had not braked, there would have been a head-on collision. 

‘I thought - we’re going to have a crash.

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‘It was terrifying – my heart was in my mouth.’

The engineer found himself parking next to the car’s ‘young’ female driver in Knowle Avenue – only to have her wave and laugh at him, before filming him on her mobile phone. 

Damian, who lives in the village, said: ‘I’m so angry about this – It was unbelievable.’ 

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‘She parked near me, and I didn't get out the car, but gestured to show I had seen what happened.

‘She laughed and waved at me and then filmed me on her mobile phone. 

‘Another driver had a word with her - she had done the same thing to him, he told me.’ 

The driver had also been seen driving ‘really fast’ through the village, according to Damian’s daughter.

He added: ‘It’s the children that play in the area I worry about.’