An out-of-control lorry nearly hit a stranded driver and two US troopers in Illinois last week.

Dashcam video released by Illinois State Police of 12 November shows the moment when the lorry skidded and tipped within centimetres of the car, where troopers were helping a woman.

According to local reports, the troopers were helping her change a tyre when the incident happened.

Luckily, the three escaped with no injuries.

The lorry driver was cited for failure to reduce speed and avoid a crash.