A man seriously injured in a crash which claimed the lives of four people recalls their vehicle fishtailing about three times before striking his van head-on.
The impact ripped the Nissan Skyline in half, killing all of its occupants instantly.
The Hamilton man, who has name suppression, gave evidence on day two of the manslaughter trial of Dylan Cossey and Stephen John Jones in the High Court at Hamilton today.
The driver recalled heading south along State Highway 3 when he saw two cars in the distance.
He saw the Skyline overtake the Honda and get back in its lane when all of a sudden it started veering for him.
"It seemed normal until I saw the headlights start to turn and I realised the car was fishtailing ... and it fishtailed three times until it eventually crossed into my lane with its headlights pointing towards the airport by the time I hit them."
All he had time to do was take his foot off the accelerator when the two vehicles smashed into each other, ripping the Skyline in two.
He didn't see Cossey's vehicle after the cash and was trapped in the van by his legs.
He suffered numerous cuts and grazes, broken bones in his shin, right foot and big toe in his left foot.
The man told the court he was yet to return to full-time work, but was working part time in between physiotherapy appointments and surgeries.
Meanwhile, earlier this morning, a young woman has described going to bed with a sick feeling after getting passed by two white vehicles at speed just north of Te Awamutu.
The woman, who was going home to her 5-month-old baby, told a jury in the High Court at Hamilton today she was heading home with her cousin at the wheel and the pair singing when they heard a loud noise of two cars go past.
"I thought that if they carried on like that something bad would happen. It made me feel quite sick actually."
The woman was the fourth witness to give evidence as the manslaughter trial of Dylan Cossey and Stephen John Jones enters its second day.
The pair are charged over the deaths of four friends who, the Crown alleges, were racing Cossey and Jones in their cars before the crash south of Hamilton on June 24, 2016.
The witness estimated the vehicles were travelling about 150km/h, so fast they gave her a fright.
The woman, who has name suppression, said she then saw the cars speed off in the distance and continue to pass cars and each other.
She said she and her cousin discussed the speed of the cars and what could have happened, had the Skyline crashed into the ute, which it had narrowly missed.
She testified that she went to bed still feeling sick. She didn't find out about the crash until the next day.
Another woman who was driving home from work in Te Awamutu when she saw the cars, today described the drivers as "a pack of f*****g idiots", as they "flew" past her heading north out of Ohaupo, on a passing lane.
She was the second vehicle to arrive at the crash scene, and her daughter flagged down vehicles.
The woman's daughter told the court the pair weren't speeding, "they were flying".
Hamilton woman Hannah Leis Strickett-Craze, 24, Paul De Silva, 20, and Lance Robinson, 28, both of Te Awamutu, and Jason McCormick Ross, 19, of Stratford, were all killed instantly in the crash.
The driver of the van was seriously injured.
The crash happened on Ohaupo Rd, at the intersection of Ingram Rd, outside Hamilton Airport, on June 24, 2016, when Robinson lost control of his northbound Nissan Skyline and collided with the southbound van.
Cossey and Jones have pleaded not guilty to four charges of manslaughter.
The pair also face a charge of operating a motor vehicle in a race or unnecessary exhibition of speed causing injury and failing to stop.
Jones faces an additional charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice at Hamilton on June 28, 2016, after allegedly editing a film he took as the crash happened.
Crown prosecutor Duncan McWilliam earlier told the jury that Cossey was estimated to be travelling at more than 150km/h at the time of the crash.
But Cossey denied to police going that fast and said he didn't get over 120km/h.
Cossey's lawyer Phil Morgan QC told the jury his client was not criminally responsible for how Robinson drove.
Russell Boot, lawyer for Jones, said his client was simply a passenger in a car and he offered the video to police to help them with their inquiries.
The trial is expected to last up to two weeks.