Police in Surrey, England had a close call recently. A driver in a BMW ran what looks to be a roadblock, striking a Volvo police car before coming to a stop against a traffic barrier. An officer standing at the rear of the patrol vehicle was also struck and thrown as a result of the collision. Miraculously, the policeman not only appears to have escaped harm, it would appear he actually had the presence of mind to pursue the fleeing driver on foot. According to the Associated Press, the perpetrator was later apprehended after a brief chase. There's no word on exactly how far under the local penitentiary they plan on burying the guy.

The clip is a good example of just how dangerous everyday police work can be, especially when unpredictable drivers are involved. Hit the jump to check out the remarkable dashcam video for yourself... and remember to give your local law enforcement some space next time you see them on the side of the road.



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      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      give that guy the COTY award (Cop of the year)...blasted by a car into the air and rolls out the landing to pop right up on his feet and chase the mo fo down!!! no hesitation!!! AWESOME
      Windy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Underage driver with no license in a stolen car I Bet That is why the 2 cop cars were doing what they were.... kid runs the roadblock but did not have either enough room and/or car control to make it through sadly if he is as young as he looks in the video I doubt he will get more than a slap on the wrist from family court (or what ever the UK version of it is called) Joy riding is a huge problem in some parts of the UK... When I lived there it seemed as if they were out every night chasing them in the suburb I was living in.
      Lou
      • 3 Years Ago
      that cop was pretty hardcore. got throw in the air after impact, landed on his arm which looked like he broke it(sprained something at least), got up immediately and started running after the guy.
      sweeneyp
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice alternator whine in the video haha, I'm surprised that cop got up and ran after him after being tossed like that.
      J
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm surprised he was able to get up and after the guy like that!
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      Clarkson will be pleased..he's always complaining that British police chases aren't very dramatic compared to their American counterparts. :) Anyway, I guarantee you that cop isn't unhurt, it just happened so quick that he hadn't felt the full effects of being tossed to the pavement yet. He will definitely feel it in the morning..
        Narom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jbm0866
        Your definition of hurt is odd. He wasn't hurt in the crash but will feel it in the morning? Where else did he injured/hurt apart from then?
          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Narom
          He said he didn't feel hurt when it happened. Learn to read.
      tump
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW: The Ultimate Driving Then Get Out And Run Machine
      Pulse326
      • 3 Years Ago
      That guy is made of steel....it's worth carrying a dash-cam to try and catch stuff like that. My stuff is nowhere near as exciting but then my dash-cam only cost me 99 cents..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DzIR-Tgpwk
      X
      • 3 Years Ago
      That dude is so gonna get it ,ahaha. So stupid.
      FRED
      • 3 Years Ago
      He was not a BMW owner he was just a driver cause he must have stole the car y he ran.......
      xmailboxcancerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why flee? If it's an accident, why not stick around and try to remedy the mess you created? What was he thinking, he wouldn't get caught since he ran away while leaving his vehicle behind that possesses likely registration information and the like? Whaaaat a douche.
        JaredN
        • 3 Years Ago
        @xmailboxcancerx
        Probably because the driver was running from the cops in the first place, probably in a stolen car, and the roadblock was for him.
      Lowland
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pssssh, this kind of stuff is an everyday occurrence in the UK... The UK is like chav central.
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