A man who escaped a car crash after his vehicle came off the road at a sharp bend has been killed by his wife who crashed at the exact same spot as she was rushing to his rescue.

The 54-year-old man had been driving with his 16-year-old daughter until he hit a sharp bend in the road near Carville, a town in Northern France, the French newspaper Ouest-France reported. The family has not been named.

The car came off the road and rolled several times until coming to a stop in a ditch.

The man and his daughter managed to crawl out of the car unscathed, and the man called his wife to ask that she come and pick the pair up.

But the wife, 44, in her rush to reach the pair, came off the road at the exact same bend, at which point her car spun out of control and rolled in the same direction that her husband’s car had.

The wife’s car then hit her husband, killing him instantly.

The wife and her daughter were taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries.