Shock moment tipper truck slams into police car in reverse during traffic stop

THIS is the shocking moment a tipper truck smashes into a police car in a broad daylight attack – before cops manage to LOSE it.

Officers had stopped the damaged black Ford Transit as it drove erratically through Stockwell, South London.

The lorry was filmed reversing at speed towards a police car in Stockwell, South LondonCredit: Dee Double/Facebook

Stunned onlookers were just feet away from the crash outside a church

Stunned onlookers were just feet away from the crash outside a churchCredit: Dee Double/Facebook

A witness later claimed the officers escaped the wreck unharmed

A witness later claimed the officers escaped the wreck unharmedCredit: @Brick_Cop/Twitter

But the raging driver then reversed into the patrol car as the cops desperately tried to get away.

Footage shows the vehicles violently colliding as stunned passers-by yell “woah”.

A woman and her two kids can also be seen just feet away from the cars as the lorry hurtles backwards.

The driver then tears away – leaving the cop car a crumpled wreck.

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The video, posted online on Easter Sunday, was captioned: “Good morning Brixton.”

Twitter account Brick Cop later claimed he had heard from the driver of the police car.

A post said: “Apart from being a little sore, [he’s] in good spirits.”

The Met confirmed they are still hunting the driver following the drama on April 15.

They also said two officers were injured – including one taken to hospital for wounds to head and hand.

A waste disposal and removals business is named on the side of the truck, but there is no suggestion the owner was involved.

A Facebook message on March 9 said: “This vehicle was sold seven months ago. It is no longer registered to us.”

The former owner added he had heard many reports of the same truck being involved with fly-tipping around South London.

The business owner called for any witnesses to contact police.

In an update following video of the Stockwell crash, he said police had turned up on his door to make enquiries.

LORRY DRAMA

The Met is appealing for anyone who saw a yellow and black tipper truck with a damaged mirror to come forward.

They said the registration is believed to be FA04 UZW – although the F is missing from the rear number plate.

A statement said: “Officers are appealing for the public’s help to trace a tipper truck that rammed into a police car in Lambeth on Friday.

“At around 10:50hrs on Friday, 15 April officers in a marked police car in Landor Road, Stockwell indicated for a yellow and black Ford Transit tipper truck to stop.

“This was a routine traffic stop, initiated because of the manner of the driving and damage to the vehicle.

“Instead of stopping, the truck reversed at speed into the bonnet of the police car. The impact was significant, causing extensive damage.

“One officer required hospital treatment for injuries to his head and hand but has since been discharged. A second officer was assessed at the scene by paramedics.

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“A search of the area was carried out following the collision but the truck could not be located. An investigation is ongoing to track it down and identify those involved.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 giving the reference 2376/15APR.

Police are trying to hunt down the driver

Police are trying to hunt down the driver

The motorist behind the wheel of the lorry fled the scene

The motorist behind the wheel of the lorry fled the sceneCredit: Dee Double/Facebook



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