WATCH: The most memorable dashcam videos of 2014

Dashboard cameras are growing in popularity for their ability to capture events leading up to an accident and provide evidence. However, they’ve also provided lots of amazing video of incredible moments on the road. Here are some of our favourites.


Cement truck crash caught on dashcam in Texas

In what seems to be a miraculous turn of events, the head-on collision captured in the video above shows a cement truck careening towards Guan Zhu’s minivan.

The truck driver ran a red light and swerved to avoid other vehicles before he lost control.

Both Zhu and the cement truck driver escaped without serious injury.

Northern Ontario crash caught on dashcam

Ralph Ireland was cruising down the highway in northern Ontario when out of nowhere, a pickup with a trailer drove right into his path.

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Ireland’s dashcam captured the terrifying collision, which shows the driver of the pickup talking on his phone.

The footage also shows that had the impact happened a split-second earlier, Ireland could have driven right into the cabin of the pickup truck, seriously injuring the driver and himself.

Both drivers walked away with minor injuries.

Lamborghini accident in Surrey, BC caught on dashcam

This dashcam video shows that just because you own a powerful car doesn’t mean you know how to drive it properly.

The footage shows the Lamborghini weaving through traffic at a high speed, then spinning out of control as it attempts to pass a car.

The car spun off the highway and into a ditch, narrowly missing other vehicles on the road.

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Luckily, no one was hurt, except perhaps the ego of the 27-year-old driver.

Incredible near-miss accident caught on dashcam

This incredible dashcam video shows the harrowing moments two trucks experienced a near miss travelling on Highway 11 in Ontario.

Truck driver Art Ginter was travelling to Montreal on the snowy, two-lane highway when an oncoming truck veered into his lane to try and get around a snow plow.

Ginter told Global News that he was slowing down so that the oncoming driver could get safely back behind the plow, but the driver continued to charge forward.

Ginter was forced to steer off into the guard rail, sustaining major damages to his truck. Luckily, he walked away unscathed.


NYPD officer saves woman choking on cough drop

A driver choking on a cough drop was saved by an NYPD officer who stopped to help the woman when he saw her pull over on a busy highway.

The dramatic video shows the officer instructing the woman to get out of her car before performing the Heimlich maneuver on her, dislodging the obstruction in her airway.

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Kalamazoo, MI officer saves woman chocking on sausage

When Officer Jason Gates noticed a driver running a red light, he pulled her over to issue a warning.

He quickly noticed that the driver was choking on something, but wasn’t sure if she was just trying to get out of a ticket.

But when her condition didn’t improve after a few pats on the back, he realized she was in real distress.

He performed the Heimlich maneuver on her and in a few seconds she was breathing again.

UK officer forced to crash into man driving the wrong way

This dramatic video shows police officers in the UK making a split-second decision that probably saved the lives of many people on the road.

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A 77-year-old man with dementia was driving down the wrong side of a motorway and the officers intentionally blocked the man’s path with their own vehicle to stop him.

The driver was not hurt in the incident, while one of the officers sustained minor injuries.


Craziest motorcycle crash recovery in Belarus

A dashcam video out of Mogilev, Belarus shows a collision that could have ended much worse for the motorcyclist involved.

From the corner of the frame, a motorcyclist travelling at a high speed careens into a lane at the same time another vehicle is changing lanes. The motorcyclist drives full speed into the back of the car, flips over his bike and lands on his two feet on the roof of the car.

Dashcam captures exploding propane tank in Utah

The dashcam on a Utah State Trooper’s car captured an impressively terrifying tank explosion at a hay plant this June.

Even though one of the troopers was a quarter of a mile away, a 50-pound chunk of the 500-pound propane tank landed on his car.

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Officials say that had the trooper not moved the car, he could been seriously injured or killed upon impact.

Horrifying collision between motorcycle and deer caught on tape

A motorcyclist’s helmet cam captured a very scary collision between his fellow rider and a deer that leaped out onto road.

Nick Knapik was riding down a highway in Colorado when the buck jumped in his way so quickly that he didn’t have a chance to evade him.

Unfortunately, the deer and Knapik’s bike did not survive the incident, but Knapik himself miraculous only sustained some bruises and a minor cut to his left hand.

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