THE bone-crunching moment a 4WD and sedan collided has been caught on video.

The footage, uploaded to social media, took place towards the southern end of Hume St, Toowoomba.

Numerous vehicles are seen travelling south when they approach an intersection and slow to stop.

The screeching of tyres is heard before a loud bang shakes the camera.

A woman gasps in fright moments before the impact.

The vehicle filming then pulls over to exchange details with the other motorist.

The man involved in the collision said he was still awaiting payment from his insurance company.

The Queensland Government advises motorists to drive a safe distance behind a vehicle travelling in front.

Following another vehicle too closely is known as tailgating.

The sedan left mangled by the crash.
The sedan left mangled by the crash.

What is a safe following distance?

In most cases, a safe following distance is much longer than a car length.

You should drive at least 2 seconds behind the vehicle in front during ideal conditions.

Add one second extra for each 3m of trailer length-when driving a vehicle towing a trailer or caravan.

Motorists are advised to double their following distance in poor conditions and increase following distances if driving a heavy vehicle.  

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