Oblivious driver heads the WRONG WAY down highway for three terrifying minutes as cars swerve out of his way and narrowly avoid head-on collisions
- The heart-stopping footage was captured on the I-395 Montville, Connecticut
- The black SUV narrowly misses a number of cars causing them to swerve
- Car driven by an elderly driver shows no sign of stopping until blocked by police
This is the terrifying moment a driver is captured hurtling the wrong way down a highway in Connecticut.
The driver endangers his life and the life of others by continuing to drive in the wrong direction on the I-395 Montville, even when they are pursued by police cars.
The heart-stopping footage was captured on June 10 from the dashcam of a car traveling on the opposite side of the highway.
The black SUV, traveling the wrong way, narrowly misses a black car which almost spins out of control on the I-395 Montville, Connecticut on June 10
The black SUV is filmed as it drives on the wrong side of the road for at least three minutes. The car shows no sign of stopping until a police car blocks its path.
As the footage begins a near miss is narrowly averted as a white car find itself in the same lane as the black SUV.
The white car is forced to drive onto the grass, to avoid a head-on collision, as the driver of the black SUV weaves into the middle lane.
The vehicle was filmed going the wrong way for over three minutes
Not put, off the black car continues down the road.
‘It’s getting faster,’ says one of the people traveling in the car recording the footage.
At one point they talk about the danger of flying debris if the black SUV crashes.
The SUV brazenly drives in the middle lane for some time as drivers continue to move out of its way.
The siren of a police car can be heard as the vehicle overtakes the car filming the footage.
A white vehicle is forced to mount the grass after a near miss with the black SUV
Police pursue the black SUV from the correct side of the road. However, it carries on undeterred.
A second police car appears and they chase the car down the highway.
The driver maintains its speed and shows no sign of stopping.
‘I can’t believe he keeps going,’ says one of the men in the car recording.
Another white car is forced to swerve away from the black SUV, followed by a number of other cars.
Two police cars pursue the vehicle on the other side of the road which still shows no sign of stopping
At one point a dark colored vehicle in the SUV’s path swerves and looks like its about to lose control before managing to correct its course.
‘Dude, this guy is out of his F***ing mind,’ the commentator in the car adds.
Following another near miss, a police vehicle appears on the same side of the road as the black SUV.
The police car angles itself to block the SUV from going any further down the highway and the driver looks as though he is trying to squeeze past, but he can’t.
Police say the elderly driver, who was behind the wheel of the SUV, caused three accidents.
There were only minor injuries reported and police say no arrests were made.