Driver injured after car with 'slick tyres' crashes, say police

Police say a man will appear in court after a car was allegedly driven on the road with ‘slick’ tyres and crashed. One person inside the car suffered a fractured collarbone after the collision last night (Friday, January 1), according to Avon and Somerset Police. Tweeting from @ASPRoadSafety, police said the crash involved two vehicles.

An exact location was not given but officers said they were joined by a crew from ASP Bristol Airport, suggesting it happened in the vicinity of the airport in North Somerset. The tweet said: “One occupant of this vehicle suffered a fractured collarbone.” It alleged: “The vehicle had two slick tyres on the front of the car, and driver drove without due care.

He’s only had a licence for 18 months and now awaits court.” Officers did not state if he was arrested. An image shared by the force showed the wreckage of the car in the dirt, with the air bags deployed.

One wheel can be seen completely loose, surrounded by mechanical debris. The legal tyre tread depth for cars in the UK is 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre, around the complete circumference. Slick tyres, on the contrary, have a smooth surface with virtually no tread or grooves.

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Disqualified driver caught with drugs

It was a busy overnight shift for the force’s road safety team, with another driver caught with a stash of drugs in a separate incident.

In another tweet shared this morning, a disqualified and uninsured driver failed to stop after police spotted them in Bristol. Police say a VW Golf was seized after police found Class A and Class B drugs, and the driver will be summoned to court. ASP Road Safety tweeted: “This VW golf was spotted by one of our RPU marked #TPAC units in #Bristol Disqualified driver

“No insurance. Fail to stop for police. Possession of a Class A drug.

Possession of a Class B drug

“Vehicle seized.

The driver is now awaiting a court summons.”

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