Loose chimney falls from the roof and falls through the rear window of a Mercedes car, just missing passengers

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Heartbreaking moment: loose chimney falls from the roof and falls through the rear window of the Mercedes car, just missing the passengers in it

  • Steven and Sharon Lothian were shocked when a chimney fell into their car
  • He fell from a roof in Hawick, Scottish Borders, smashing their rear window
  • Rear dashcam picked up the chimney that fell into the reflection of the hood

This is the heartbreaking moment when a loose chimney fell from a roof and fell through the rear window of a Mercedes car, narrowly missing the passengers inside.

Steven and Sharon Lothian were shocked when the pile hit their car yesterday while parked on Hawick High Street.

Steven, 44, from Hawick in the Scottish Borders, said he was “five seconds” from exactly where the big chunk of masonry fell.

Steven, 44, and Sharon Lothian were shocked when a chimney slammed through their car while parked on Hawick's main street in the Scottish Borders.

Steven, 44, and Sharon Lothian were shocked when a chimney slammed through their car while parked on Hawick’s main street in the Scottish Borders.

A large hole was left in their rear window after the shop roof chimney fell and broke while they were inside

A large hole was left in their rear window after the shop roof chimney fell and broke while they were inside

A large hole was left in their rear window after the shop roof chimney fell and broke while they were inside

The 44-year-old’s rear dashcam managed to catch the stone that fell from the top of the Burton and Dorothy Perkins clothing store.

In the video, the back cover automatically pops up when Steven was about to leave to get something from the trunk.

As the hood swings open, the chimney can be seen tilting in the reflection of the edge of the building.

It bumps into the trunk, smashing through the rear window and knocking the dashcam out of its holder.

Steve (pictured) said he was “five seconds” away from exactly where the big piece of masonry fell

As he does this, the car shakes violently and a terrified Sharon can be heard shouting, ‘What the f ***!’

After a few seconds of silence she continues, “What the hell was that ?!”

Later photos taken by Steven show the damage caused by the loose brickwork with the rear window of his black Mercedes completely ruined. S.

Steven said, ‘I went shopping and I just parked.

Open the automatic suitcase that was about to come out and it crashed. “Five seconds later I’d be where it landed.”

He continued: ‘I am waiting for the insurance to come back to me. They said it would affect my no claims and the price will go up, even if it’s not my fault because no one else was involved. ‘

As the hood swings open, the chimney can be seen tilting in the reflection of the edge of the building.  Pictured: the street where the chimney fell in Hawick

As the hood swings open, the chimney can be seen tilting in the reflection of the edge of the building.  Pictured: the street where the chimney fell in Hawick

As the hood swings open, the chimney can be seen tilting in the reflection of the edge of the building. Pictured: the street where the chimney fell in Hawick

Steven’s image of his car ended up on Facebook, leaving social media users baffled.

Nicola Lynn said, “Luckily no one was hurt. Someone to watch over you. Would the lottery begin. ‘

Emma Law wrote: ‘How frightening! Glad you’re okay … Someone who’s definitely watching you today! ‘

Lorraine Reay commented, “God, imagine it landed on a person.”

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