Dramatic amateur video has been captured the moment when a car on a coastal road in Keelung, northern Taiwan, was hit by a landslide and narrowly avoided being crushed by a giant boulder.

Lai Hong-wei, the driver who filmed the extraordinary footage with a camera mounted on his car’s dashboard, later told reporters he was left shocked by what took place just metres in front of him.

The white saloon in front was hit by a sudden landslide, suffering severe damage, but was miraculously missed by a giant boulder that came to rest just inches from the vehicle.  The Central Weather Bureau said Taiwan could continue to see torrential rain across the island until next Monday. Three people were reported dead on Friday after the storm flooded Taiwan.