Mechanic in remarkable near miss with skidding car

A roadside mechanic had a remarkable near miss when a car skidded into his tow truck on a snowy motorway.

The mechanic had been tending to a broken down car in Detroit, Michigan, when the vehicle ploughed into the back of his truck at speed.

He was forced to dash out of the way into incoming traffic as the vehicle missed his head by inches.

Dashcam footage captured the moment.