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WATCH: Driver rolls Mercedes after hitting 90mph trying to escape police

By Megan Archer | Smethwick | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

This is the moment a Mercedes driver rolled his car after hitting 90mph as he tried to outrun police who had spotted him illegally racing.

This is the moment dashcam footages a Mercedes rolling after hitting speeds of up to 90mph, and right, its driver

Jamil Khan’s car hit another vehicle before his overturned and slid down the road on its roof.

WATCH: Dashcam captures pursuit and crash

Dangerous driver rolls car after police chase

Three minutes earlier, he and a BMW driver had raced away from traffic lights on the Hagley Road, reaching speeds of 75mph.

As they raced away from the lights they were spotted by an unmarked West Midlands Police car which followed them.

The officers caught up with the Mercedes on Broad Street, but 35-year-old Khan sped away from officers when they tried to speak to him.

Khan went through a red light, undertaking a car on a roundabout and mounting a kerb as he hit 60mph in a 20mph limit.

He eventually hit 90mph in a 30mph zone before overtaking on a blind crest, colliding with a Fiesta head on and rolling the car on the canal bridge on where it finally came to rest outside City Hospital.

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Police spot the Mercedes racing along Hagley Road outside Birmingham city centre

Khan, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was cut free from the car by emergency services and was taken to hospital to be treated for a head injury.

His front seat passenger suffered minor injuries, as did the driver of the Fiesta that Khan had hit and written off.

West Midlands Police claimed Khan smelled strongly of alcohol, but he refused to allow a blood sample to be analysed.

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Khan, of Rood End Road, Smethwick, was found guilty of dangerous driving, failing to allow a sample to be analysed and driving while disqualified.

He was jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years at Birmingham Crown Court last Tuesday.

Pc Dan Lynas, who pursued the driver, said: “This was appalling driving from Khan, who was lucky to escape from the collision that he caused with his life.

“We welcome this sentence passed and hope it sends a strong message to drivers who are willing to put lives at risk by driving dangerously.”

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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