Heartstopping moment fuel tanker ploughs into lorry in head-on horror crash after losing control on bend

TERRIFYING footage shows the moment a fuel tanker ploughs into a lorry in a head-on horror crash.

Dashcam video captures the tanker losing control and slamming its load into the oncoming lorry driver in Goginian, near Aberystwyth, West Wales.

The footage was caught by the lorry driver, who narrowly avoided plunging over a verge after the crash shunted him into a crash barrier.

The clip shows the lorry approaching the bend while the oncoming tanker is seen driving at speed in the distance.

As the vehicles pass each other the tanker misjudges the bend and its load swings out.

The fuel tanker is seen crossing the double white lines before slamming into the lorry driver.

The lorry driver shouts “Jesus” as the full weight of the load comes crashing into his cab accompanied by a loud crashing sound as the windscreen cracks then shatters.

He slams on his breaks and is shunted into a crash barrier before eventually skidding to a half and shouting "f***" as hazard sounds blare in the background.

Photos taken after the smash show the crumpled lorry with its front tyre and windscreen completely destroyed while in another photo the tanker appears battered and has flat tyres.

The dramatic clip was posted to a trucker group on Facebook, where it was shared with the caption: “Now that's what you call a proper tank slapper!”

In the comments, people who claimed to know the drivers said that miraculously both walked away unharmed.

However, the video has still shocked many social media users.

Richard Percy wrote: “So close to death that.”

Richard Greenwood added: “If that was a car I dread to think what the outcome would have been.”

And Jake Broadbent said: “I hope he bought a lottery ticket because luck was certainly on his side.”

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