Incredible Dashcam Footage Shows Family's Car Careering Across Road On Its ROOF After Crash-Four-Month-Old In The Baby Seat Miraculously Escapes Unhurt

But it then hits a blue hatchback car which then smashes head-on into the central reservation in a 360-degree turn

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A baby boy had a miracle escape when his father's car careered out of control on a motorway, skidding on its roof and scraping just inches by a lorry.

The four-month-old was strapped into a baby seat when the family car flipped as it travelled on the outside lane of the M5 in the West Midlands.

After colliding with a passing vehicle, the Volvo saloon was turned upside down and sent flying across two lanes.

A baby boy had a miracle escape when his father's car careered out of control on a motorway, skidding on its roof and scraping just inches by a lorry (pictured)

In doing so, it skewed right across the path of a 18-wheeler, clipping its bumper as it sent sparks flying from the tarmac. 

However, the two vehicles somehow managed to escape what would have been a horror collision.

The white car then continued to skid across the road surface, swerving on to the hard shoulder before ploughing into roadside shrubbery.

The terrifying crash was caught on the dashboard camera of the lorry the car so nearly hit.

Its shocked driver pulled over to check on those on board.

Astoundingly, all had survived - including a baby boy found hanging upside down from his car seat in the front of the vehicle.

The dashcam drama was released by haulage firm Owens Group, based in Llanelli, South Wales, today.

Mike Colborne, 48, health and safety manager at Owens Group, said the white car's driver had his wife and four-month old baby in the car.

He said: 'Our driver helped as best he could and phoned the police. Everybody was able to get out.

'We now have the forward-facing cameras in all our vehicles. We were trialling it at the time and that was enough for us. 

The four-month-old was strapped into a baby seat when the family car flipped as it travelled on the outside lane of the M5 in the West Midlands. After colliding with a passing vehicle, the Volvo saloon was turned upside down and sent flying across two lanes

It is just inches from the camera as sparks fly across the road with the car skidding on its roof towards the hard shoulder

'It is totally down to protecting the driver and the company.'

The Owens haulage lorry can be seen driving along in the inside lane when a white Volvo saloon suddenly slides into shot on its roof.

It is just inches from the camera as sparks fly across the road with the car skidding on its roof towards the hard shoulder.

But it then hits a blue hatchback car which then smashes head-on into the central reservation in a 360-degree turn.

The white car then continued to skid across the road surface, swerving on to the hard shoulder before ploughing into roadside shrubbery

It comes to rest upside down on the motorway's grass verge - with the baby unhurt.

The company has now released the footage to illustrate the benefits of having a forward-facing dashboard camera attached to each of its vehicles.

Mr Colborne said the lorry involved happened to be the only one fitted with a camera at the time as the company took part in a trial.

The footage proved the lorry driver was not to blame in any way for the accident - clearing the company of any responsibility from an insurance point of view.

By Bradley Hayes 03/02/2016 11:35:00