Just before crossing the Krasavinsky bridge (over the Kama River) this motorist along with a passenger has engine failure and ends up stranded in the middle lane as traffic passes by at speed.

Just a few days ago road side cameras caught this agonizing collision on a Russian highway.

Just before crossing the Krasavinsky bridge (over the Kama River) this motorist along with a passenger has engine failure and ends up stranded in the middle lane as traffic passes by at speed. Instead of pushing the vehicle to the side of the road, the driver decides to open the hood and take a look - a potentially fatal mistake.

Although difficult to see, there is a figure moving behind the opened hood. Then the inevitable happens. Without applying the brakes, another vehicle plows into the rear of the stalled car smashing the unaware motorist looking under the hood.

Miraculously, the driver of the stalled car is not killed and is seen slowly moving and then sitting up. But he does not move from the ground most likely due to his legs being broken. The passenger in the stalled car slowly emerges from the wrecked car to see if the driver is ok.

The footage does not show any signs of activity from the impacting vehicle

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