A close call has been caught on security camera after a car crashed into a cafe, narrowly missing a pedestrian.
The elderly driver lost control of the car and smashed into Chino & Co Cafe on Balcombe Road in Beaumaris on Tuesday around 2pm.
But while the crash was dramatic, it could have been much worse.
CCTV from outside the shop shows a pedestrian leaping out of the way and running up the street as the car ploughed through.
Witnesses told 7NEWS the 80-year-old driver had been reversing when she accidentally hit a letterbox.
“When she did that she panicked, hit the accelerator and backed right around and…