Dashcam footage has recorded the moment a car, thought to have been pursued by Police, nearly wiped out a Ford Fiesta at the Yarbridge crossroads in Brading this morning (Tuesday).
At 11:50, the Nissan was travelling off of Brading Downs and failed to stop at a red light at Yarbridge. The vehicle travelled across the busy crossroads at significant speed, narrowly missing a Fiesta travelling from Sandown to Ryde.
The quick reactions of the Fiesta driver no doubt stopped a serious collision from occurring.
The Nissan, which is understood to have been pursued by an unmarked Police car, continued up Marshscombe Shute towards Yaverland. The 4×4-style vehicle does not appear to have any MOT, tax or insurance.
Occupants of the Fiesta are said to be shaken but otherwise uninjured.
The shocking moment was caught on camera and shared to Facebook by Cathy Skinner from Sandown, whose grandad witnessed the whole situation before his eyes.
A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary has said:
“Police attempted to stop the vehicle on Morton Road, Sandown, at approximately 11.50 this morning (12 May).
“The vehicle made off from police and there was a pursuit, however the vehicle evaded officers and was lost.”
UPDATE – Police are appealing for help in locating the vehicle. Read more at islandecho.co.uk/police-appeal-for-publics-help-in-locating-wanted-vehicle/.
UPDATE TUESDAY 19TH MAY – Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspision of dangerious driving. Read more at islandecho.co.uk/dangerous-driving-arrest-for-17-year-old-after-yarbridge-near-miss/