Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - MICHAEL PEAR­SON by michael.pear­son@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @mpjourno

HEART-STOP­PING footage has show the mo­ment a car vi­o­lently swerves to avoid a pedes­trian on a busy Hayes road.

The ter­ri­fy­ing near miss was caught on cam­era by Steven Paz as he made his way to work dur­ing the early hours of Tues­day morn­ing Oc­to­ber 3 in Daw­ley Road.

He man­aged to cap­ture the in­ci­dent in full on his dash­cam as he stopped to al­low the uniden­ti­fied pedes­trian to cross the road at the pel­i­can cross­ing.

The man, wear­ing dark clothes with re­flec­tive cuffs on his trousers, ini­tially makes it nearly half way across the road.

He is then seen to stop in his tracks and move back­wards as the car ap­pears to come to an abrupt halt in the mid­dle of the cross­ing.

The 30-year-old driver, whose cam­era recorded the footage, said his main con­cern was to make sure the pedes­trian was al­right.

“In the morn­ings, around that time, there are al­ways driv­ers in a rush for work. I see it all the time,” Mr Paz said.

“If the guy was one step fur­ther on the cross­ing, he would be dead.”

GetWestLon­don has ap­proached the Metropoli­tan Po­lice re­gard­ing the in­ci­dent.

Watch the dash­cam footage on www. getwestlon­­don­news/if-one-step-fur­ther­would-13712528


Dash­cam footage shows the car stop inches from the pedes­trian

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