Heart-stopping moment a blind man is nearly killed outside Westfield after stumbling onto a busy intersection
- Dash cam captures terrifying moment visually impaired man walked into traffic
- Driver stopped in time as a Good Samaritan motorist directed man safely across
- Some viewers recognised the man involved in terrifying near-miss in Hornsby
- Dash cam shared as part of online compilation devoted to kind-hearted drivers
A blind pedestrian is lucky to be alive after stumbling into the path of oncoming traffic at one of Sydney‘s busiest intersections.
The footage begins with the pedestrian armed with a walking cane in one hand and a shopping bag in the other crossing a busy intersection opposite Hornsby Westfield on Sydney’s upper north shore.
Despite the green light, a driver stops and tries to grab his attention as the blind pedestrian stumbles into oncoming traffic.
Oncoming traffic stopped in time as a visually impaired pedestrian stumbled into their path
‘Watch out, watch out!’ the woman calls out as an oncoming car stops just in time without hitting the pedestrian.
The woman then directs the pedestrian safely across the road.
‘I was tooting at you, just come along the car and then turn left,’ she explains to him.
The man is heard thanking the driver for her help.
‘It’s okay, just keep walking straight,’ she replies.
The terrifying near-miss occurred in February 2021, according to the details recorded on the dash cam.
The footage was shared by Dash Cam Car Owners Australia on Sunday as part of a 13 minute compilation dedicated to the kind deeds of Aussie drivers.
Several viewers recognised the visually-impaired gentleman.
‘I’ve seen the blind guy in action, he does things like this often,’ one person commented.
Another added: ‘Think he needs a dog.’
The driver with the dash cam tried to alert the pedestrian of the danger by beeping her horn and calling out to the man
Some online viewers recognised the pedestrian crossing the road near Westfield Hornsby
The terrifying incident unfolded at one of Sydney’s busy intersection in Hornsby (pictured)