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Moment SUV ‘fleeing the police’ smashes into cliff as it swerves to avoid semi-truck [Video]

Moment SUV ‘fleeing the police’ smashes head-on into cliff face as it swerves to avoid oncoming semi-truck while recklessly overtaking

  • The car is filmed crashing into a cliff face while dangerously overtaking vehicles 
  • At one point, the black SUV narrowly avoids a head on collision with a lorry 
  • The footage was filmed near Osoyoos, British Columbia, western Canada
  • Brendan Miller, who filmed the crash, believes the driver was ‘fleeing the police’


This is the moment a car crashed head on into a cliff face near Osoyoos in British Columbia, Canada in what is thought to be a police chase. 

Footage captured on a dash cam on Saturday (November 27) shows the moment a black SUV swerves and crashes into the cliff running alongside the road while attempting to dangerously weave in and out of traffic. 

The driver barely misses oncoming cars as it crosses the double line into the other side of the road at speed. 

At one point, it narrowly avoids a head on collision with a lorry, before pulling out again. 

But, the manoeuvre fails and, after overtaking a white car in front, it pulls back onto the right side of the road too quickly and skids, colliding with the rock face with such force that the car leaves the ground and spins in the air.  

The car slides over to the other side of the road, blocking traffic both ways. 

The driver who captured the dash cam footage in his rear view mirror, Brendan Miller, had a lucky escape as the crash happened behind him. 

The driver who captured the dash cam footage in his rear view mirror, Brendan Miller, had a lucky escape as the crash happened behind him in British Columbia, western Canada

It is thought the car was trying to escape from police

It is thought the car was trying to escape from police

Flashing lights can be seen following the path of the SUV further down the road

Flashing lights can be seen following the path of the SUV further down the road 

The car is seen narrowly avoid head on collisions as it weaves between cars on the road

The car is seen narrowly avoid head on collisions as it weaves between cars on the road 

Mr Miller believes that the driver was fleeing from police. In the footage, a car with flashing lights can be seen following the car. 

Highway 97, where the crash happened, was shut down both ways for over an hour.

It is not clear from the footage if other vehicles were involved in the collision.

It is not clear if there were any injuries sustained, but it has been reported that an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene.  

MailOnline has contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a comment. 

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