Dramatic video shows speeding driver before he crashes and fatally injures pedestrian

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This dramatic video footage shows a driver speeding at 80mph along country lanes and overtaking cars minutes before crashing into, and fatally injuring, a pedestrian.

The police dashcam footage shows how during the frightening high-speed chase through Derbyshire villages, the driver overtakes and undertakes numerous cars, collides with a lorry and narrowly avoids an oncoming tractor.


The police, worried about other road users safety, give up pursuit, and moments later the car crashes, somersaulting and ploughing into a 75-year-old pedestrian who died instantly.

Later, CCTV footage from a police helicopter reveals the driver hiding in a hedge before officers arrive to arrest him.

The 24-year-old driver, who had never taken a driving test, admitted causing death by dangerous driving at Derby Crown Court last week and is due to be sentenced on Monday.