NATIONAL NEWS: Nail-biting dashboard video shows moment hot air balloon swoops low over busy road - narrowly missing being hit by cars

In unbelievable scenes, the balloon has a close shave with cars as it crosses both lanes and tries to aim for a neighbouring field.

Wednesday, 14th October 2015, 11:33 am
The balloon narrowly missed cars

Thankfully, no lorries or large vehicles were on the road at the time and oncoming traffic slowed down to allow the balloon to land safely.

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Paul Ellis captured the moment on his car's dashboard camera as the huge red balloon came into view and ended up hovering above Marine Drive in Southport, Merseyside.

He uploaded the 47-second clip to YouTubeon Saturday, where it's since had over 4,000 views.