Whilst motorists filming vehicle pursuits is nothing new, motorists filming vehicle pursuits where the vehicle fleeing ends up crashing into their own vehicle is a rare thing.
The dramatic conclusion to a vehicle pursuit in Raymond, Maine (US), was caught on camera and showed the exact moment that a vehicle ran over a spike strip and then ploughed into stationary cars which had been ordered to stop.
According to the Press Herald, 29-year-old Dale Tucker was being pursued after being involved in a “domestic incident”.
Tucker fled from the scene and the ensuing pursuit quickly escalated to a high-speed chase through residential areas.
After Tucker run over the spike strips he immediately lost control of his vehicle and and ploughed into two stationary cars.
The occupants of one of the vehicles filmed the incident (below) including the part where Tuckers car ended up crashing into the side of their vehicle.
Lieutenant David Hall said:
“Usually, when spike mats are deployed, it is rapidly unfolding.
“We try to make it as safe as possible. If the suspect just drives over the strips, it is not a problem; if he tries to go around it or take other action, it becomes a problem.
“The spike strips [do not] cause someone to lose control of their vehicle; they deflate the tires very gradually so they can keep control over the vehicle.
“Him crashing was not caused by the spike strips, but was caused by him overcorrecting.”
Despite the speed at which Tucker lost control of his vehicle, all those involved suffered only minor injuries.
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