Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment when brave police officers from West Yorkshire’s Road Policing Unit put themselves in extreme danger to save other motorists.
Officers had received reports that a vehicle had been spotted driving the wrong way along the M1 motorway at the South Yorkshire border.
Two police vehicles, ahead of the motorist, positioned themselves to try to stop the driver.
However, the elderly gentleman who was driving the car did not stop and instead ploughed into the police vehicle’s front.
Had the officers not have risked their own safety, then there is a high probability that members of the public would have been seriously injured.
Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured in the incident.
Reports are that the car driver had become confused and that he is now being ‘looked after by friends and other agencies’.
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