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Caught on camera: Austin driver narrowly misses pedestrian crossing the street 'on an orange hand' in close call

The video from the camera on the back of the driver's car shows that they missed the man by just a couple of feet.

AUSTIN, Texas — A driver is encouraging others to invest in dash cameras after a close call during their morning commute in North Austin.

In a Reddit post that has gathered more than one thousand "points," the driver said a man was crossing, "on an orange hand" when it happened. 

They were driving along Parkfield Drive around 7 a.m. Thursday morning. As they went through a green light at Rundberg Lane, they narrowly missed hitting a man in the crosswalk who was wearing dark clothes.

So this was my morning - guy in N Austin was crossing on an orange hand and absolutely invisible until I was 6 feet away. from Austin

The video from the camera on the back of the driver's car shows that they missed the man by just a couple of feet. Thankfully, the man was completely unharmed, the driver said.

WATCH: Close call caught on car's cameras in North Austin

The driver told KVUE that they're just glad that they were driving their wife's car, which had built-in cameras.

"[I] kept thinking about how much trouble it could have caused if he actually would have been hit and it was one person's word against another. I was so glad to be able to have video footage to go back to and see exactly what happened," the driver explained. "This definitely convinced me that I needed to stop putting off getting one [a dash camera] for my car."

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