Shocking footage captures speeding driver flipping car onto roof during police chase

Megan White

This is the moment an illegal racer flipped his car while driving at 90mph in a police chase.

Jamil Khan’s Mercedes hit another vehicle head-on before his overturned and slid down the road on its roof during the chase in Birmingham.

He had sped off from traffic lights in front of an unmarked police car before attempting to flee when officers tried to stop him.

The 35-year-old went through a red light, undertaking a car on a roundabout and mounting a kerb as he hit 60mph in a 20mph limit.

He eventually hit 90mph in a 30mph zone before overtaking on a blind crest, colliding with a Fiesta head on and rolling the car on the canal bridge on where it finally came to rest outside City Hospital.

Khan, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was cut free by emergency services and taken to hospital to be treated for a head injury.

His front seat passenger suffered minor injuries, as did the driver of the Fiesta that Khan had hit and written off.

Khan smelled strongly of alcohol, but refused to allow a blood sample to be analysed, police said.

Khan, of Smethwick, was found guilty of dangerous driving, failing to allow a sample to be analysed and disqualified driving.

On August 13, at Birmingham Crown Court, he was jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years.

PC Dan Lynas, who pursued Khan, said: “This was appalling driving from Khan, who was lucky to escape from the collision that he caused with his life.

“We welcome this sentence and hope it sends a strong message to drivers who are willing to put lives at risk by driving dangerously.”