THIS is the shocking moment a Ford Fiesta slammed into the back of a lorry as the driver tried to evade police.
Oliver Clark, 19, was being pursued by police in Lincolnshire and failed to stop for officers on the A180 in Cleethorpes shortly after 4am last July.
The teenager was driving at speeds over 100mph.
Dash cam footage shows how, after losing control, Clark’s vehicle veering and then crashing into the back of a lorry.
The Ford Fiesta then spins, striking one of the pursuing police cars.
Cops then ran over to check on the driver’s condition inside the vehicle’s crumpled wreckage.
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Emergency services placed Clark into a coma for four days following the impact.
He attended court, only able to walk with the aid of crutches.
Clark was able to attend court supported by crutches.
One of the police officer’s pursuing the erratic motor also sustained minor injuries and shock, the court heard.
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The teenager admitted to dangerous driving and was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years.
Judge John Thackray QC told him: “You should consider yourself extremely fortunate.” He added it was only “pure chance” that he survived the collision.
He added that the incident implicated “every aggravated feature you can think of” for dangerous driving.
PC Sean Hutchinson from the Humberside Police Serious Collision Unit said: “Due to the dangerous manner of Clark’s driving after a fail-to-stop, it was not possible to immediately bring the pursuit to a safe resolution.
As to do so could have risked endangering the lives of the officers engaged in the pursuit.
“Clark then drove at speeds in excess of 100mph up the Barnetby Top slip road and collided with the rear of a 32-tonne lorry which was also heading up the slip road.
The force of the impact was such that the lorry was pushed off the road, coming to rest in trees at the bottom of an embankment.
“Officers feared Clark’s car would set alight and risked their own lives to recover him from his car and provide first aid”.
“Fortunately, the driver of the lorry escaped with minor injuries as did the roads policing officer whose car was hit as Clark’s car rebounded off the rear of the lorry.”
It comes after a man died following a horror three-car smash in Dunbartonshire, Scotland,