A video has been released capturing the moment a car on fire flipped onto its roof in the West Midlands before sliding across the motorway with the family inside left unharmed.

The dashcam footage, filmed on the M5 motorway near Strensham in 2012, shows a white vehicle sliding along the motorway before hitting a blue car which crashes into the central reservation. The white car then slides onto grass on the side of the road.

Haulage and warehousing company Owens Group released the footage on 2 February following an approach from the Freight Transport Association, which appealed for examples of how technology had helped with road safety.

Health and safety manager at Owens Group, Mike Colborne, said the driver of the white car fell asleep and crashed into the central reservation, which flipped the car. The driver along with his wife and four-month-old child, all survived unscathed, he said.

The incident was captured on a camera that the company was trialling at the time, but Colborne added that since the crash, they have been installed them across its nationwide fleet.