WATCH | The heart-stopping moment a huge sheet of ice smashes a car windscreen after falling off a moving truck

The heart-stopping moment a huge sheet of ice smashes a car windscreen after falling off a moving truck is something straight out of a Final Destination movie.

As the video shows, the driver of the car, Laura Smith, is lucky to be alive after having no reaction time to get out of the way.

Freak accident

The build-up of water remaining overnight in below freezing temperatures is the likely cause of the formation of the sheet. Combine that with forward motion and wind, and it can land anywhere.

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Weather conditions, especially in winter, can change at any minute which is why it is essential to be extra cautious while also keeping your car in good shape.

Thankfully we do not have such extreme cold conditions in South Africa but it is always worthwhile to keep an eye out for anything that could become a potential hazard.

Compiled by: Robin Classen