A cyclist has avoided possible death at the hands of a speeding vehicle in Poland thanks to a moment of sheer good fortune and a taxi's timely intervention.
CCTV cameras captured the dramatic moment on July 22 when the cyclist blissfully crossed the busy intersection unaware of what danger they are about to encounter.
A speeding Lexus driver had run a red light and was on a deadly crash course with the cyclist.
But a split second before they would have smashed into each other, a taxi collides with the Lexus, jetting it off course and straight into a fire hydrant and telegraph post, stopping the vehicle in its process.
And the cyclist biked on, unscathed.