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Newfoundland dash cam captures near-miss with driver going wrong way

December 23, 2016 - 7:20 AM

CLARENVILLE, N.L. - A dash cam caught a Newfoundland driver's dangerous drift into oncoming traffic, forcing another motorist to drive the wrong way to avoid a high-speed crash.

Donald Barker said he was driving to Clarenville on Thursday afternoon when a grey Honda Civic drifted into his lane on the Burin Peninsula highway.

He was forced to switch lanes himself.

"They didn't swerve, just drifted over. If there was anything in their lane I would have hit it," Barker said on Twitter. "I hope it's a lesson learned. Someone was watching over both of us today."

The driver of the Civic didn't stop. Barker pulled over and called the RCMP.

The near-miss mirrored an incident a month ago, when 34-year-old Roger Hendry was charged with dangerous driving after a car nearly collided head-on with Michael Newhook's vehicle on Peacekeepers Way. The incident was also caught on Newhook's dash cam, and the video went viral.

(VOCM)

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Watch the video: https://twitter.com/donaldbarker709/status/812042036572459008

https://twitter.com/donaldbarker709/status/812042036572459008
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