A truck driver was caught on camera apparently racing too fast around a bend on the GC41 mountain road near Valsequillo de Gran Canaria on Monday morning.

As you can see from this spectacular footage, captured from a dashcam in a vehicle travelling in the other direction, the truck left the road and it was only the safety barrier and a road side tree that prevented it from going over the edge and ending up in a ravine.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and the driver was taken away in an ambulance.