Getaway car plunges into Birmingham bus shelter at 90 MPH (video)

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Police have released a terrifying video showing how a driver lost control of his car as he raced through the streets of Birmingham at 92 mph.

The Fiat Grande Punto can be seen speeding across a roundabout before it overturns and crashes on the pavement in a high-speed police chase.

Incredibly, the driver and his passenger both survived.

The police chase happened at around 1.30am on Saturday, and began after the driver failed to stop for traffic police.

The video has been released in an appeal for witnesses. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail, investigating officer Sergeant Andy Edwards said: "The two people in the Punto - a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman - were soon pulled out by the emergency services and taken to hospital with what were thankfully only minor injuries.

"Both were in police custody within a few hours after being arrested on suspicion of stealing a car."

They have been released on bail pending further inquiries, but police have been unable to identify the owner of the car.

"The car was being driven extremely dangerously and if anyone had been standing on that pavement at the time there could have been much graver consequences. The driver clearly had no regard for public safety so it was crucial the traffic officers, who are highly trained to drive safely at speed, brought him to a stop as soon as possible."

Anyone with information should call CID at Stechford on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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