This dashcam footage shows the driver of a Mercedes-Benz attempt an ill-advised overtaking manoeuvre, thudding straight into the camera-equipped vehicle.

The video shows a truck pull out onto a main stretch of tarmac. The Benz driver immediately follows, but inexplicably heads straight to the wrong side of the road, apparently in a bid to overtake the larger vehicle.

The result? A nasty little head-on collision with the camera-equipped vehicle. Watch the footage above…