VIDEO: Shock near-miss with 4WD caught on camera

THIS is the moment John and his family nearly became another statistic on Australia's roads.

Travelling a shade under 100kmh, the driver of a white Landcruiser became distracted by "something on her leg" and veered across double-white lines on the Brand Highway near Geraldton.

The car coming the other direction was forced to swerve violently to avoid the collision, but the sideswipe still shattered windows, sending shards into the eye of at least one passenger.

"John" posted the video through the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page.

He said his wife, daughter, and dog were uninjured but was "very nearly a catastrophic last scene for all involved".