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Moment SUV ‘fleeing the police’ smashes into cliff as it swerves to avoid semi-truck [Video]


Moment SUV ‘fleeing the police’ smashes head-on into cliff face as it swerves to avoid oncoming semi-truck while recklessly overtaking

  • The car is filmed crashing into a cliff face while dangerously overtaking vehicles 
  • At one point, the SUV narrowly avoids a head-on collision with a semi-truck 
  • The footage was filmed near Peachland, British Columbia, western Canada
  • Brendan Miller, who filmed the crash, believes the driver was ‘fleeing the police’


The shocking moment a reckless driver crashed head-on into a  rock face while allegedly being chased by police was captured in dramatic dash cam footage.

The smash was filmed by driver Brendan Miller’s rear-view camera near Peachland in British Columbia, Canada, on November 27. 

It shows a black SUV dangerously weaving through traffic before crashing into the rocks and spinning across Highway 97, as oncoming car slams on its brakes.  

What looks like a police car with flashing lights can be seen following the SUV in the distance.

The SUV overtakes and narrowly avoids a head-on collision with a semi-truck, before pulling out again. 

But, as it overtakes a white car in front, it pulls in too quickly and skids, smashing into the rock face with such force that the car leaves the ground and spins in the air.  

The car slides over to the other side of the road, blocking traffic both ways.  

Sharing the video online Mr Miller wrote: ‘I was on my way to my kids’ hockey tournament yesterday when my rear-facing dashcam captured an epic crash of an SUV trying to evade the police who were following in pursuit. 

‘Luckily there were no fatalities.’

The driver who captured the dash cam footage in his rear view mirror, Brendan Miller, had a lucky escape as the crash happened behind him in British Columbia, western Canada

It is thought the car was trying to escape from police on Highway 97 near Peachland

It is thought the car was trying to escape from police on Highway 97 near Peachland

Flashing lights can be seen following the path of the SUV further down the road

Flashing lights can be seen following the path of the SUV further down the road

The car is seen narrowly avoid head on collisions as it weaves between cars on the road

The car is seen narrowly avoid head on collisions as it weaves between cars on the road 

The crash shut down Highway 97 both ways just south of Antler’s Beach for over an hour. 

It is not clear from the footage if other vehicles were involved in the collision.

It’s also not known what injuries the driver sustained or if they had passengers in the vehicle, but it has been reported that an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene.  

MailOnline has contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a comment. 

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