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Drinkers have a lucky escape when car smashes into bar terrace in China [Video]

Two drinkers had a lucky escape when a car slammed into a bar terrace in China after the driver hit the wrong pedal in her new car.

CCTV footage shows two customers enjoying a drink outside the bar as the car turns into the road beside them. 

However, instead of slowing down, the car careers into the edge of terrace right next to the men and the impact flips the vehicle over.

The men scramble out of the way just in time as the car crashes down onto its roof in the street.

The car in Zhongshan City, China was inches away from hitting two men sitting outside a bar

CCTV from the side street in Nantou, Zhongshan City in the south-eastern province of Guangdong shows the car on its roof as concerned onlookers rush over.

The female driver, named Rong, was driving her new car with her husband Tang in the passenger seat when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal, according to Sina news site. 

The car dramatically flipped as it looked as though it would hit the two men enjoying the bar

The overturned car was caught on another security camera showing the damage to the vehicle

The people inside and outside the car were unharmed after the incident on November 27

Both the couple, who were wearing seatbelts, and the drinkers somehow escaped serious injury in the crash at around midday on November 27. However, Tang sustained a broken tooth. 

Rong reportedly told traffic police that she was used to driving manual vehicles and the couple's new automatic car, which they bought one week earlier, was unfamiliar to her.