Caught on camera: Paving equipment hits car

Posted at 7:28 AM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 08:07:39-04

A man incredibly survived an encounter with a steamroller on a Las Vegas street.

The incident, captured on camera, happened at the intersection of Ann Road and Drexel, which becomes Tenaya Way, according to local authorities.

In the video, a Rubber Wheel Dynapac steamroller is seen crushing a car that was stopped in the left turn lane.

"I'm just sitting at the light, waiting for it to turn and then boom," said Isaac Stephens.

The father of five was on his way to work when the incident happened shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday.

"I felt the initial hit, I thought it was a truck, like an 18-wheeler," he said.

The steamroller did not stop until the white car was pushed up on its side.

"I know for a fact that God has angels camped around my family and I," said Stephens.

Stephens was able to crawl out of his car.

In addition to cuts and scrapes, he said he injured his neck and back in the forceful collision.

The steamroller operator was able to stop the Dynapac from causing further damage. He explained to Nevada Highway Patrol that he was somehow unable to stop the piece of equipment, which is owned by Las Vegas Paving.

The Dynapac operator was cited for failure to use due care.