This CCTV footage shows the moment a car is forced off the road into on-coming traffic in a hit-and-run smash.
Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash which happened last Friday night at 10.40pm near Sainsbury’s on New Hey Road at Salendine Nook.
The video filmed from two different angles first appears to show two cars – a Toyota Aygo followed by another vehicle – which crashes into the rear of the Toyota just as the vehicles go out of view.
The second shot shows the Toyota coming into view from the right and ploughs into oncoming traffic due to the force of the vehicle shunting it from behind.
The driver of the Toyota, who suffered minor injures, has shared the footage with The Examiner to appeal for witnesses to come forward to the hit-and-run crash.
He said: “I was driving up New Hey Road and saw a car pull out of a junction behind me and didn’t think much of it. It was driving behind me a short distance then I slowed down as I was about to turn right into Raw Nook Road and the car behind me rammed into me. I’m not sure if he was trying to overtake but he was revving his engine.
The motorist added: “He put his hazards on and started to roll down the road but didn’t stop.
“It all happened so fast.
“I didn’t get out when my car stopped as I was worried about my back as I’ve had a back injury before, but a woman came out and asked if I was OK.
“Police and ambulance came and I went to hospital by ambulance.
“My car is written off and so is the Audi that was involved in the head on-collision. Someone must have seen the other car involved and police are investigating but the CCTV does not show the vehicle’s registration number.”
A police spokesman confirmed: “The driver of one of the vehicles, a Toyota Aygo, was injured in the incident and required hospital treatment. It is believed another vehicle made off from the scene.”
Inquires are ongoing into the smash and anyone who has information is asked to contact Pc Neil Wood at Kirklees District Police on 101.
Anyone with information should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.