Moment SUV ‘fleeing the police’ smashes head-on into cliff face

Moment SUV fleeing cops smashes head-on into cliff face as it swerves to avoid semi-truck while recklessly overtaking

  • The car is filmed crashing into a rock face while dangerously overtaking vehicles 
  • At one point, the SUV narrowly avoids a head-on collision with a semi-truck 
  • The footage was filmed near Peachland, British Columbia, western Canada
  • Brendan Miller, who filmed the crash, believes the driver was ‘fleeing the police’

By Gemma Parry For Mailonline

Published: 17:32, 29 November 2021 | Updated: 19:39, 29 November 2021

The shocking moment a reckless driver crashed head-on into a rock face while allegedly being chased by police was captured in dramatic dash cam footage.

The smash was filmed by driver Brendan Miller’s rear-view camera near Peachland in British Columbia, Canada, on November 27. 

Footage shows a black SUV dangerously weaving through traffic before crashing into the rocks and spinning across Highway 97, as an oncoming car slams on its brakes.  

What looks like a police car with flashing lights can be seen following the SUV in the distance.

The clip shows the SUV overtaking and narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with a semi-truck, before pulling out again. 

But, as it overtakes a white car in front, it pulls in too quickly and skids, smashing into the rock face with such force that it leaves the ground and spins in the air.  

The car slides over to the other side of the road, blocking traffic both ways.  

Sharing the video online Mr Miller wrote: ‘I was on my way to my kids’ hockey tournament yesterday when my rear-facing dashcam captured an epic crash of an SUV trying to evade the police who were following in pursuit. 

‘Luckily there were no fatalities.’

Brendan Miller’s rear-view dash cam captured the crash happening behind him in British Columbia, Canada

Moment SUV 'fleeing the police' smashes head-on into cliff face

Mr Miller believes the car was trying to escape from police on Highway 97 near Peachland

Moment SUV 'fleeing the police' smashes head-on into cliff face

The SUV spun back across the road after the driver lost control while overtaking traffic

Moment SUV 'fleeing the police' smashes head-on into cliff face

Flashing lights can be seen following the path of the SUV further down the Highway 97

Moment SUV 'fleeing the police' smashes head-on into cliff face

The car is seen narrowly avoiding a  head-on collisions as it weaves between cars on the road 

The crash shut down Highway 97 both ways just south of Antler’s Beach for over an hour. 

It is not clear from the footage if the SUV collided with other vehicles.

It’s also not known what injuries the driver sustained or if they had passengers in the vehicle, but an air ambulance was reportedly dispatched to the scene.  

MailOnline has contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a comment.