Terrify dash cam footage of a car being sent flying onto its roof in a road rage collision has been released by police.
The clip shows two cars driving at up to 100mph repeatedly undertaking and tailgating each other, getting dangerously close before one driver finally loses control.
His Mini veers across three lanes of the motorway before slamming into a roadside barrier, flipping onto its roof and coming to rest in the outside lane.
Sheer luck no-one was killed
The footage, captured on the M4 near Port Talbot, was released by South Wales Police after two men were convicted of dangerous driving following the incident.
PC Kathryn Matthews of the South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit said that it was “sheer luck” no-one was killed in the incident.
Experts who analysed the in-car footage said that both cars drove at up to 101mph in the run-up to the crash.
Both drivers initially denied any wrongdoing in the incident last June but later pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving.
Classic road rage
Last week they appeared at Cardiff Crown Court for sentencing.
Paul Carpenter, aged 44, from Boxhill in Surrey, who was driving the silver Ford Mondeo was sentenced to six months in prison and disqualified from driving for 18 months. Wayne Sebury, 59, from Pontypridd, whose Mini was destroyed in the crash, was given an 18-month community order and disqualified for 12 months. He must also carry out 150 hours unpaid work.
Police said it was sheer luck nobody died in the crash. (Picture: South Wales Police)PC Matthews said: “This incident was a classic case of road rage where two motorists have driven dangerously, at high speeds, undertaking, tailgating and flashing their lights.
“It is sheer luck that nobody was killed or seriously injured and the dash cam footage of the incident sends out a clear message about the consequences of driving in such an irresponsible manner.”