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- A mechanic offloading a Honda accidentally released the car prematurely
- In a desperate bid to prevent the car rolling away he leaps after it grabbing on
- CCTV shows the mechanic dragged across the truck as he brings it to a stop
This is the moment a hapless mechanic is dragged off his feet trying to stop a car rolling off its transporter.
The clip, captured on CCTV, shows a Honda Jazz on the back of transporter which has its ramp down ready for the vehicle to be offloaded.
But the mechanic appears to accidentally release the car and it starts to roll off the back of the truck prematurely.
CCTV captures the moment a mechanic leaps to save a car rolling off a truck and on to the forecourt
The mechanic had been preparing to offload the car when it released prematurely and began rolling backwards
In a desperate bid to avoid disaster, the worker grabs the front of the car and is then dragged off his feet as the vehicle rolls off the ramp and on to the forecourt.
The clip, believed to have been filmed recently in Scotland, shows the car come to a mercifully quick stop.
The man then casually walks back to the front of the transporter, and a woman, believed to be the owner of the Jazz, comes and hugs him in thanks.
The origins of the clip are not yet known, but it was posted on Scottish car fanpage CarSociety yesterday evening.
At the end of the video, as the owner hugs the mechanic, one of the women asks the other: 'What were you saying to him? That you s*** yourself.'
The video has been viewed almost 30,000 times, and social media users have reacted with delight.
Daniel Trigg wrote: 'Give that man a medal.'
Valiantly the mechanic leaps towards the car grabbing the bumper and holding on for dear life as he manages to stop the vehicle rolling away
Fortunately the mechanic is able to get back to his feet and doesn't appear to be injured
Keith Stewart added: 'Well played he almost tore himself in half in the line of duty, epic employee performance.'
Jack Close quipped: 'He'd definitely give his right arm for that car.'
While Conal McNamee said: 'She'd be rollin on if it was me.'
But not everyone was so impressed. Darren Turner posted a photo from the video with the caption: 'This is the moment he knew he'd f***** up.'