Annie McGuire, a presenter on BBC Scotland programme The Edit, was involved in a crash on the M1 near Sheffield yesterday evening.
She has since taken to Twitter with videos from her dashcam of the moment.
In the clip, a silver pick-up truck can be seen hurtling towards the rear of Annie’s vehicle.
It appears to try and overtake it but fails to spot a white car in the middle lane.
The silver car scrapes the white vehicle before smashing into the back of Annie’s.
She also posted a clip of a second dashcam, taken at the front of her car.
It showed how the truck sped off into the distance seconds after the incident.
Annie – who was in the car with her family at the time – wrote how “we got the fright of our lives”.
“So glad the children are okay,” she added.
“Unlikely anyone knows this driver but please get in touch if you do.
“The guys in the white car who also nearly got hit stayed with us and were lovely.
“Car is a write-off.”
More than 50,000 people have seen the clips combined since they were shared this morning.
Nick Eardley – who also works at the BBC – said: “OMG, hope you’re all okay.”
Others commented how “terrifying” the incident appeared, while another wrote: “A***hole drivers like that end up hurting drivers who drive in the correct manner, glad all okay in your car and your repair bill’s not too high.”
A statement from South Yorkshire Police confirmed no one was injured in the incident.
“Police were called to the M1 northbound between junction 35 and 35a at around 8.15pm yesterday (29 July) following reports of a collision,” it read.
“Two lanes of the motorway were closed briefly and a speed restriction was put in place while officers helped to deal with the incident and two vehicles were removed from the scene.
“There were no reported injuries.”