Footage cap­tures head-on ac­ci­dent

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY ADAM HILL

DASH­CAM footage has cap­tured the mo­ment a biker rounded a cor­ner on the wrong side of the road and smashed into a car.

Scott Miller told the Tele he was driv­ing along Balu­nie Cres­cent in the Dou­glas area of Dundee when a mo­tor­cy­clist crashed head-on into his Mazda 6.

Scott said the rider landed on the bon­net of his car fol­low­ing the im­pact, crack­ing his wind­screen.

The 53-year-old said the mo­tor­cy­clist was thrown off his ma­chine and that the bike “con­tin­ued rolling down the road” be­fore the man jumped back on and fled.

Scott said: “I was driv­ing along the road and he came around the cor­ner.

“It could have been re­ally bad. He could have been killed pretty eas­ily.

“On the other hand, that could have been a kid that he hit — it is just ir­re­spon­si­ble be­hav­iour. He has come off the bike and hit my wind­screen and cracked it.

“The bike con­tin­ued rolling down the road and he jumped back on it and rode away.”

Scott said the rider “flew off” from the scene in the di­rec­tion of Balu­nie Av­enue.

He said he later heard a mo­tor­bike of the same de­scrip­tion had been chased by po­lice of­fi­cers soon af­ter the col­li­sion, but the rider man­aged to es­cape.

Scott, of Dou­glas, said the cost of hav­ing his car fixed will leave him more than £500 out of pocket.

He added that in­sur­ers were likely to write-off the car rather than cover the cost of re­pairs.

He said: “I took the car to my me­chanic and he said it was go­ing to eas­ily cost more than £500 to fix. I could go through the in­sur­ance, but they would prob­a­bly just write-off the car rather than re­pair it.”

A spokesman for Po­lice Scot­land said: “We can con­firm we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a road traf­fic col­li­sion which hap­pened in Balu­nie Cres­cent, Dou­glas, Dundee, around 2.30pm on Satur­day Jan­uary 27.

“A red Mazda 6 car col­lided with a blue trial-type mo­tor­bike.

“The rider of the mo­tor­bike, who is de­scribed as 18 years old, slim build, wear­ing a shiny black hel­met, black jacket and gloves, landed on the bon­net of the Mazda be­fore get­ting up and run­ning off.

“While we are sat­is­fied that the driver of the car could not avoid this col­li­sion, we need to trace the mo­tor­cy­clist. He may have suf­fered an in­jury to his side, and the mo­tor­bike will most likely have some dam­age to the side.”

The dash­cam footage that cap­tured the crash.

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