Moment Mercedes driver rolls car while trying to outrun police

Dramatic footage shows moment a Mercedes driver rolls his car at 90mph as he was chased by police who spotted him starting an illegal street race

  • Jamil Khan, 35, involved in street race in Birmingham city centre on July 23, 2018
  • Police eventually caught up with him but he sped off as they tried to speak to him
  • During short pursuit Khan drove through a red light before crashing into a Fiesta
  • He was on August 13 jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years

This is the shocking moment a Mercedes driver rolls his car at 90mph while trying to outrun police – who had spotted him starting an illegal street race.  

Jamil Khan, 35, ploughed headfirst into another vehicle before flipping his luxury motor onto its roof after police spotted him racing through Birmingham city centre at just before 11pm on Monday, July 23 last year.

Shocking dash-cam footage captured the impact of the ‘appalling’ crash as onlookers scream: ‘Oh my God, phone the police.’ 

Khan suffered only minor injuries in the smash despite not wearing a seat belt. He was last week jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years.

Shocking dash-cam footage captured the impact of the crash in Birmingham city centre at just before 11pm on Monday, July 23 last year (pictured, the car rolling after the collision)


Jamil Khan (left) was jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday, August 13 (right, his car following the crash)

Just three minutes before the collision, he had started an illegal street race with a BMW driver at some traffic lights – racing off at speeds of 75mph.

Little did the pair know however, an unmarked police car was right behind them as they sped off through the busy city streets. 

Officers caught up with Khan near the city centre, an area packed with bars and restaurants, but he drove off as they tried to speak to him.

Khan 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 Ford Fiesta head on and rolling the car on a bridge.

Just three minutes before the collision, he had started an illegal street race with a BMW driver at some traffic lights (pictured) – racing off at speeds of 75mph

Officers caught up with Khan near the city centre, an area packed with bars and restaurants, but he drove off as they tried to speak to him (pictured, Khan speeding away)

He eventually hit 90mph in a 30mph zone before overtaking on a blind crest, colliding with a Ford Fiesta head on and rolling the car on a bridge (pictured, rolling his car)

Khan, of Smethwick, West Midlands, was cut free from the car 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.  

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

He was jailed for 26 months and banned from driving for four years at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday, August 13.   

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.’  

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