Hold your breath! Dashcam video captures shocking crash as overturned car skids across motorway

A family had a miracle escape when a car careered on its roof across a motorway inches from a lorry - all captured on dashboard camera.

The car flipped over, leaving a trail of sparks as it missed the lorry before hitting another car.

The terrifying crash was caught on the dashboard camera of the lorry it missed - but as the driver witnessed the M5 carnage.

The shocked driver pulled over to find a baby had survived with his parents upside down in the front seats.

Watch the video here:

The dashcam drama was released by haulage firm Owens Group, based in Llanelli after the incredible crash on the M5 in the Midlands.

The Owens haulage lorry can be seen driving along in the inside lane when a white Volvo saloon suddenly slides into shot on its roof.

It is just inches from the camera as sparks fly across the road with the car skidding on its roof towards the hard shoulder.

But it then hits a blue hatchback car which then smashes head-on into the central reservation in a 360-degree turn.

It comes to rest upside down on the motorway's grass verge - with the baby unhurt.

The company has now released the footage, to illustrate the benefits of having a forward-facing dashboard camera attached to each of its vehicles.

Our driver helped as best he could and phoned the police. Everybody was able to get out. We now have the forward-facing cameras in all our vehicles. We were trialling it at the time and that was enough for us. It is totally down to protecting the driver and the company.

Mike Colborne, health and safety manager at Owens Group