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A video is making the rounds of a driver's death-defying escape when his truck gets slammed into nearly head-on by a semi-trailer truck on a Russian highway.

The man manages to cling to his steering wheel as he's hurled through his windshield before easing himself onto the highway to survey the destruction:

Russia is near-legendary in the YouTube Age for its vehicular mishaps.

A video emerged in December under a similar meme, showing a driver's "miracle escape" on a snow-slicked Russian highway:

But the video that takes the cake in terms of good fortune might well be this one, also shared by RT, from the dashboard of a car that spins out of control after splitting head-on traffic and skidding blindly by a truck speeding at it:

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