Who needs the driving lessons? Impatient Mazda driver ‘floors it’ past learner, spins off the ‘greasy’ road and smashes into a cable box
- Dash cam captured the scene in Stoke when a sports car driver lost control
- The silver Mazda had attempted to overtake a learner driver in a Toyota
- As it look a bend at speed the car spun round and bounced off a cable box
- Learner driver was ‘shook up’ after the crash involving ‘male driver in his sixties’
This is the shocking moment a sports car overtakes a learner driver and then loses control on a wet road.
Dash cam footage captured the moment when the silver Mazda MX5 accelerates past a dark Toyota carrying L-plates in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, after being stuck behind it for some time.
The silver sport car spins out of control and its boot smacks into a cable box on Elenora Road after shooting round the bend of Liverpool Road.
The Mazda comes to halt having done a 180-degree spin before a man is seen sprinting across the road to help its driver.
A witness said the driver – a man in his sixties – was unhurt, except for his ‘pride’.
The incident happened on Tuesday at around 12:40pm.
Ant Brown, 44, a key account manager from Birmingham recorded the incident on his dash cam.
The Mazda, right, smashed into a cable box after the rear wheels spun out of control on a bend
He said: ‘We’d been stuck behind the learner for a while doing the speed limit or below, and when it became two lanes the MX5 decided to drop a gear and floor it – guess he forgot about the rear-wheel drive and the greasy road.’
Ant added: ‘Luckily no one was hurt – apart from someone’s pride and Stoke’s internet connection!!
The silver Mazda had been attempting to take over the learner driver in the dark Toyota
He continued: ‘What went through my mind? “At last, I’ve had a dashcam for two years and finally caught something other than road rage.”‘
Ant said that up until that point the driver of the Mazda had been relatively patient but then got ‘a bit carried away with the acceleration’.
The 44-year-old said: ‘I went to check on him after pulling over and surprised to see a 60+ gent driving and looking a bit embarrassed.
‘He wanted to go but both tyres were blown, so I stopped the traffic for him to turn round and park up.
‘He was trying to pump up his tyres and leave but not sure he managed to.’
Ant said the learner driver, a young woman, pulled up after the crash was ‘very shook up’ by the incident.