Terrifying near-miss in Kaimai Ranges caught on camera

A motorist could face dangerous driving charges after being captured on dash cam narrowly avoiding a head-on collision during an illegal overtaking manoeuvre.

The video, posted to Facebook by Kevin Burton, shows a silver four-wheel drive attempting to overtake a truck on the Kaimai Ranges on Wednesday night. 

However, it ran out of room and went over the yellow lines - into the path of oncoming traffic.

The four-wheel drive was caught between a ute and the truck and barely managed to scrape through, taking out the wing mirrors of both passenger vehicles.

Police say if they can find the driver they will press charges.

Newshub.