Man narrowly escapes death after giant boulder falls from sky and crushes car

A driver was lucky to escape death when a huge boulder fell onto the roof of his parked car just after he left the driving seat.

Mauricio Henao was in his car in Malibu, California, US when his phone started ringing and he hopped out of the vehicle to take it before hearing rocks tumbling down a hillside.

“I just heard loud crashes,” Mauricio said, according to US outlet KTLA, via The Mirror. “And I ran out and saw my car just crushed.”

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The roof of Mauricio's car had been caved in by a massive boulder and the whole vehicle was left wrecked.

"The rock is the size of the whole hood,” he said. “The windshields are all broken and the frame of the car is just all twisted.”

Rocks and debris from the hillside flew across four lanes of traffic and several cars were damaged.

Incredibly, there have been no reports of injuries as a result of the landslide.

Local resident Nick Kennedy told KTLA that the falling rocks "came across the street", causing damage to his SUV that was parked on his driveway.

"I'm kind of glad my car was there," Kennedy told the outlet.

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"I don't know if [the rocks] would have gone through the wall of the house and nailed me because my desk is right on the other side of that wall."

Mauricio said he was "pretty shook up" by the near-death experience and credits the phone call for saving his life.

“Honestly, I don’t think I’ll park here again after this," he added. "I’m a little traumatised by this whole ordeal.”

The massive rockslide came after a storm struck California earlier in the week, toppling trees and flooding roads.

More than 25million people across California are facing flood warnings this weekend as more extreme weather barrels down on the central coastline and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys.

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