Tuesday 7 July 2015

VIDEO: Dramatic footage of police trying to stop car driving down wrong side of motorway

* The car was being driven by a 77-year-old man suffering from dementia

Published 21/08/2014 | 11:52

British police have released this dramatic dashcam footage showing the moment brave police officers prevented a crash near a motorway toll.

West Midland Police officers were forced to crash into the car which was driving down the wrong side of the motorway at 50mph in a bid to prevent a more serious collision.

It is understood the car was being driven by a 77-year-old man who suffers from dementia.

Two officers risked a head-on collision in a deliberate bid to stop the car from moving further down the motorway and approaching three lanes of traffic which had already been brought to a standstill.

The elderly driver was not injured in the incident and is understood to have been returned to the care of his family.

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