A Porsche driver wearing slippers narrowly missed causing a head-on smash after overtaking on a blind bend – because she was going to “pick her husband up from the pub.”
Heart-stopping dash cam footage captured the moment the Porsche Cayenne driver overtook a blue Citroen before seeing an on-coming Skoda.
As a result the Skoda mounted the grass verge while the Porsche veered into the Citroen, which damaged both vehicles, before speeding away.
The Porsche driver later emerged from the vehicle to say she was in a rush to “pick her husband up from the pub.”
Footage owner Damian Hodgson, 35, caught up with the cars further down the road and was horrified to find out the Porsche driver was wearing slippers.
Damian, who had his wife and two young children in the car, was driving on the B1253 between Rudston and Bridlington, East Yorks., when the incident occurred.
Describing the incident, Damian said: “She [the Porsche driver] put at least several lives in jeopardy by attempting that overtake.
“We were just all in complete shock – we couldn’t believe what we were seeing because it was just so reckless.
“We were just getting up to the national speed limit and we were approaching a slow moving tractor and then the Porsche just came flying past. We genuinely thought it was a definite head-on collision.”
Damian stopped to speak with the Skoda driver, who’s car was miraculously unharmed, to see a girl, aged 10, in the front passenger seat in tears.
The dad-of-two continued on the road towards Bridlington when he saw the Porsche and Citroen drivers pulled to the side of the road.
He stopped to see the elderly couple in the Citroen in complete shock with the Porsche driver, who is believed to have only caused cosmetic damage to both vehicles. The parties exchanged details with one another.
Damian said: “The Porsche driver told me she thought she was going to die.
“She was shaking like a leaf and on the edge of crying as she knew she had done wrong – she was hugging the Citroen driver and was apologetic.
“She said she was picking her husband up from the pub and was wearing a pair of slippers – but it’s no excuse to be overtaking on a blind bend.”
Adding: “She did tell me she always overtakes at that spot though.”
This was the second incident Damian has captured on his dash cam after buying one 19 days ago following a crash while he was on holiday in Florida, US.
“It so easily could have been us – but it is just not worth even thinking about though.
“With the width of my seven seater, if we were in the position of the Citroen, there would have been nowhere for the Porsche to have gone and it could have been fatal.”
Speaking about the importance of dashcam footage, he added: “If people do not have dash cams, then there is no evidence to what happened at the collision. I’m glad I’ve got mine now.”
Damian offered his dashcam footage to the Skoda and Citroen drivers following the incident on August 14 at 5.15pm – but both declined.
Damian added: “The incident was pretty horrific with some appalling driving – but at the end of the day the quick thinking of the Skoda driver has saved the day.
“If anything comes off this, it is hopefully that the lady Porsche driver has learned a lesson and she will not put others in danger again.”