Dashcam footage shows the moment a young driver recklessly trying to overtake another car ends up hurtling into metal railings on the roadside.

The BMW was written off in the crash and failed to deploy its airbags, yet 20-year-old Atif Iqbal and two other occupants walked away unhurt.

Police have not arrested Mr Iqbal, who was said to have been trying to show off to his passengers while driving the car he had bought two weeks earlier. Both his car and the other involved in the crash have been written off.

Mr Iqbal appeared to fail to slow down adequately while trying to merge from an adjacent bypass onto Airevalley Road in Keighley, Yorkshire on July 20.




Mr Iqbal, from Huddersfield, lost control of the car, clipping the front of an Audi as he tried to turn left before careering into the railings.

The driver behind the dashcam, 31-year-old Elliott Stone, was on the way to a homeware store with his brother in law as he left a roundabout behind the crash location.

He can be heard shouting: ‘Oh, what a dkhead. Oh my god, what a prk man.’

Mr Stone uploaded the footage to social media with the caption: ‘I installed a dash cam during lockdown, and I’m so glad I did now!’

One comment, written by an Andy Langley, said: ‘It’s kinda nice to see that for once the idiot who caused the accident ended up with more damage, usually the other way around.’

Donna Louise Mansell-green added: This happened to me a few years back unfortunately I didn’t have dash cam footage so was put down to 50/50 because it was a roundabout.

‘My car was a write-off, some people just don’t know how to drive. I hope you are OK, I can totally see it’s not your fault.’

Mr Elliott said he intends to repair his car himself after insurers told him on Tuesday it would cost £8,000 to do the work necessary.

Edmund King, AA president, said: ‘It is vital that every driver slows when approaching a roundabout in order to enter and exit safety.

‘This driver was clearly too fast and furious and certainly appears not to be concentrating on the road ahead. Luckily it was only the cars written off and not the humans.’

West Yorkshire Police confirmed no one was injured in the collision and that there are no active proceedings against Mr Iqbal.

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