Breathtaking moment a blind man is almost killed outside Westfield after coming across a busy intersection
- Dashcam captures terrifying moment: visually impaired man pulled into traffic
- The driver pulled over in time as a Good Samaritan motorist steered the man to safety
- Some viewers recognized the man involved in a terrifying near-miss at Hornsby
- Dashcam shared as part of an online compilation dedicated to good-hearted drivers
A blind pedestrian is lucky to be alive after tripping in the path of oncoming traffic at one of Sydney’s busiest intersections.
The footage begins with the pedestrian armed with a cane in one hand and a shopping bag in the other crossing a busy intersection opposite Hornsby Westfield on Sydney’s North Shore.
Despite the green light, a driver pulls over and tries to get his attention as the blind pedestrian stumbles into oncoming traffic.
Oncoming traffic came to a halt in time when a visually impaired pedestrian tripped in their path
” Warning warning ! the woman shouts as an oncoming car stops just in time without hitting the pedestrian.
The woman then directs the pedestrian safely across the road.
“I was yelling at you, come alongside the car and turn left,” she explains to him.
We hear the man thanking the driver for his help.
“It’s okay, keep walking straight,” she replies.
The terrifying near-miss happened in February 2021, according to details recorded on the dash cam.
The footage was shared by Dash Cam Car Owners Australia on Sunday as part of a 13-minute compilation dedicated to the good deeds of Australian drivers.
Several viewers recognized the visually impaired gentleman.
“I saw the blind man in action, he often does things like that,” one person commented.
Another added: “I think he needs a dog.”
The driver with the dash cam tried to alert the pedestrian to the danger by honking his horn and calling out to the man
Some online viewers recognized the pedestrian crossing the road near Westfield Hornsby
The terrifying incident took place at one of Sydney’s busy intersections in Hornsby (pictured)