Suspect Rolls Car, Ending Pursuit
Birmingham, West Midlands, UK - Pursued by police the driver weaved through the streets of Birmingham reaching a top speed of 92mph when it crashed and overturned on the pavement outside a parade of shops in Bordesley Green. This is the terrifying moment a driver lost control of a car and ploughed into a bus shelter during a 90mph police chase. Pursued by police the driver weaved through the streets of Birmingham reaching a top speed of 92mph when it crashed and overturned on the pavement outside a parade of shops in Bordesley Green. It happened just after 1.30am on Saturday (March 29) when the Fiat Grande Punto failed to stop for traffic cops near Heartlands Hospital. The driver and his passenger escaped with only minor injuries. Police today released video of the pursuit and appealed for witnesses to come forward. Investigating officer Sergeant Andy Edwards, said: "The two people in the Punto -- a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman -- were soon pulled out by the emergency services and taken to hospital with what were thankfully only minor injuries. "Both were in police custody within a few hours after being arrested on suspicion of stealing the car and today they were released on police bail pending further enquiries. "To date we've not been able to identify the owner of the Punto - so we would be keen to hear from anyone who may be able to help us with our investigation." Sgt Edwards added: "The car was being driven extremely dangerously and if anyone had been standing on that pavement at the time there could've been much graver consequences. "The driver clearly had no regard for public safety so it was crucial the traffic officers, who are highly trained to drive safely at speed, brought him to a stop as soon as possible." Anyone with information should call CID at Stechford on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.