A huge accident took place in the Netherlands last week as two suspects were attempting to make their escape after having robbed a supermarket.
According to the Reddit thread where we sourced this clip from, the robbers were driving a Subaru Forester and, despite how bad the crash looks, they were both alive when taken into custody, although one suspect was sent to the hospital under police supervision.
The chase is said to have involved at least 10 police cars and a helicopter, including two marked highway patrol Volvos and an unmarked black BMW X5, which was indirectly responsible for destroying the suspects’ vehicle.
Judging by the footage, we can see how one of the Volvos and the BMW tried to box the suspects in. Unfortunately, when they realized what was happening, they steered right, clipping the front end of the BMW at very high speed – the trailing dashcam vehicle was showing 177 km/h (110 mph).
That’s when things went from bad to worse, as the suspects’ car flew over the guardrail and onto the train tracks nearby, rolling over violently in mid air. The fact that the occupants survived is almost a miracle.
This type of accident goes to show how some police chases are better executed from a distance, especially if aerial support is on its way. Surely, the cops had was no way of knowing how the suspects would react; it just seems that this chase could have been better coordinated in order to avoid an accident that could have ended all ways of bad.