This dramatic video footage shows a fatigued driver narrowly avoiding a head-on smash when he strayed on to the wrong side of a Pilbara highway (Western Australia) and into the path of an oncoming road-train.

The film shows the driver of a mining van travelling in convoy drift across the road into the path of a road train travelling at more than 100km/h. The van swerves and rolls off the road, while the road-train driver also takes evasive action and swerves off the bitumen.

The footage was captured by a dash-mounted camera in another vehicle in the convoy. The video was released by the company to highlight the dangers of driving while tired. Many of the same dangers are present when driving while distracted.