WATCH: Three robbers drive car straight into oncoming container truck... and survive

The speeding getaway car smashes into the truck
The speeding getaway car smashes into the truck

This is the moment that three men who were robbing equipment from a construction site got their comeuppance – in the form of a container truck smashing into their getaway car.

The incident happened in Santa Catarina in Brazil last Friday afternoon.

As they make their exit from the scene of the crime they speed out onto a busy road and right in front of the oncoming vehicle.

The fugitives survived the impact but were trapped in their car for over half-an-hour under the crushing weight of the truck.

Amazingly, the three men only suffered minor bruising to the head and arms, and they were taken by police to the local station soon after.