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.