Shocking video shows terrifying moment car careers through red light at busy junction
Shocking dash-cam footage shows the moment a car jumped a red light, smashing into the side of a car in the middle of a busy junction.
The dramatic footage shows the moment a dark coloured Kia Rio careers through a junction and slams into a red jaguar before mounting the pavement.
The crash happened yesterday afternoon, December 5, around 4.20pm, at the junction with Cromptons Lane and Walton Road in Liverpool.
One witness said it was miraculous no-one was seriously hurt.
A man who saw the crash told the ECHO the Rio had jumped a red light causing it to smash into the Jaguar and then veer onto the pavement.
He said: "I was behind the jaguar, the lights were on red. About 5-10 seconds later they went to green, she [driver of the jaguar] moved off and as she got to the middle of the junction the car went from nowhere into the right hand side, then it went onto the pavement. It's quite lucky there were no pedestrians as well or it could have been fatal."
The witness was on his way to work when the crash happened but stopped to help the woman whose car had been hit.
He said: "She was very shaken, understandably, being hit by a car. It's miraculous there were no pedestrians on the pavement when the other vehicle careered off."
"I couldn't believe it, she's so lucky, it could have been much worse," he added.
Photos show the significant damage to the front of the red Jaguar where part of the front of the car was ripped off.
The driver of the Kia Rio denied jumping a red light, says Mr Dunbabin.
The road junction was blocked while the fire service and police attended.
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: "At 4.20pm on December 5 there was a report of a two vehicle RTC between a red jaguar and a Kia Rio. The road was blocked at the junction, the fire service attended to remove debris and there we no reported injuries.
"The road reopened by 5.35pm.
"Anyone who witnessed or has information about the crash should contact Merseyside Police through 101 or @MerPolCC on Twitter, quoting reference 662 of 5/12/18."