This is the horrific moment a car swerved onto the wrong side of the road and crashed into a driving instructor’s vehicle, flipping it before it hit a tree – while the ‘idiot’ driver avoids prosecution for the collision.
In Canterbury, Kent, a black Nissan Qashqai crashed into Colin Savage’s Ford Puma, causing him to sustain whiplash and a shoulder injury.
The driving instructor attempted to swerve and take evasive action, but was unable to prevent collision with the rogue vehicle.
After the crash, his automobile was left in ruins, and his wife, who was a passenger, is now a “nervous wreck” and terrified to get back into a car.
Now, Mr. Savage has criticised Kent Police for deciding not to press charges against the Qashqai’s driver, who was just required to complete a course on respectful driving.
He told KentOnline: ‘I think it’s disgraceful. The police said, “Oh, he’s not got away with it” – but he has.
‘They are not prosecuting him, he has nothing on his licence and he’s not affected in any way, shape or form.
‘I have potentially got to have surgery on my shoulder and my wife is seeing a psychiatrist because she bursts into tears every time we drive down a country lane and a car comes the other way.’
He said he had only ‘one second to react’ after the driver had veered ‘a metre’ into his side of the road.
The Nissan caused Mr Savage’s vehicle to overturn before hitting a tree.
He added: ‘I absolutely dread to think if it had been one of my learners driving and he had come round the corner. I look at the video and I don’t know how I missed it.’
Mr Savage’s wife was taken to hospital following the crash having suffered muscle damage that has made her existing arthritis ‘1,000 times worse’.
He described how she was left ‘black and blue all over’ from the impact of the seatbelt and airbag, while she has also been referred to a psychiatrist.
The driving instructor said: ‘She tries to avoid driving now. She used to be a very confident driver and passenger.
‘We would drive everywhere and she would do map-reading, but now she is a nervous wreck.
‘Every time we go on the road and there is a car coming the other way, she flinches.’
A spokesperson for Kent Police said officers and paramedics were called to the scene at around 2.25pm on May 9.
The force added: ‘A woman was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and officers worked to clear the road and assist the recovery of the vehicles.
‘A breathalyser brought to the scene was found not to be working, so neither driver was breathalysed, although there was no suspicion of drink driving against either of the parties involved.
‘Following a review of the circumstances by Kent Police’s Traffic Summons Case Review Team, one of the drivers involved has been offered to undertake a safe and considerate driver awareness course.
‘Should the driver decline to take the course, the issuing of a court summons or fine will be further considered.’