Police reveal photos of wrecked car of motorist who drove 32 MILES from scene of road smash

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Crash DUMMY! Police reveal photos of wrecked car of motorist who drove 32 MILES from scene of road smash

  • Stunned officers found the smashed-up Vauxhall Zafira on a road near Sheffield
  • When they asked the driver about the car’s condition he said it had been in crash
  • Crash said to have taken place on road at Snake Pass, more than 30 miles away

Police have revealed photographs of a wrecked car which was driven for more than 32 miles after being involved in a crash.

Stunned officers found the smashed-up Vauxhall Zafira in Sheffield, a 50 minute drive from the original collision site near Manchester. 

The car’s bonnet had completely folded in on itself, exposing the car’s engine, while one of its lights was ruined and another covered by metal.

But police were left even more baffled when the driver said they felt the car was still safe to drive.

Traffic officers reported the driver for using a vehicle on a road in a dangerous condition.

Stunned officers found the smashed-up Vauxhall Zafira nearly an hour’s drive from the original collision site near Sheffield

The car's bonnet had completely folded in on itself, exposing the car's engine, while one of its lights was ruined and another covered by metal

The car’s bonnet had completely folded in on itself, exposing the car’s engine, while one of its lights was ruined and another covered by metal

But police were left even more baffled when the driver said they felt the car was still safe to drive. Traffic officers reported the driver for using a vehicle on a road in a dangerous condition

But police were left even more baffled when the driver said they felt the car was still safe to drive. Traffic officers reported the driver for using a vehicle on a road in a dangerous condition

The incident took place on Saturday, November 28, when officers from South Yorkshire Police (SYP) spotted a motorist behind the wheel of the battered vehicle.  

The driver was stopped at Attercliffe Common, Sheffield having apparently driven 32 miles from a crash earlier that morning at Snake Pass.

The two locations are around 30 miles apart – with the journey taking around 50 minutes.  

Images show how the Vauxhall Zafira’s bonnet was completely folded in on itself, exposing the car’s engine. 

The front right light had also been destroyed, while the other was covered by contorted metal.

The car’s bumper was also left totally crumpled, with wiring hanging over it.   

Writing on Facebook about the stop, police said: ‘The driver of this Vauxhall Zafira was stopped by our Tutor Unit Constables earlier this morning.

‘The driver explained that he had been involved in a collision earlier in the morning on the Snake Pass, some distance away from Attercliffe Common.

‘He didn’t feel that the dangerous condition of the vehicle, and that it had no appropriate lighting for the hours of darkness, would be an issue in him continuing his journey to Sheffield.

‘The vehicle was prohibited by traffic officers from being used on a road due to its extreme dangerous condition.

‘The driver has been reported for using a vehicle on a road in a dangerous condition by the local Constables.’

The images have stunned social media users. Valerie Mawdsley wrote: ‘For goodness sake I can’t believe some people driving that on the roads, ridiculous.’

The driver was stopped at Attercliffe Common, Sheffield having apparently driven 32 miles from a crash earlier that morning at Snake Pass. The two locations are around 30 miles apart - with the journey taking around 50 minutes

The driver was stopped at Attercliffe Common, Sheffield having apparently driven 32 miles from a crash earlier that morning at Snake Pass. The two locations are around 30 miles apart – with the journey taking around 50 minutes

Adrian Paul added: ‘There are some really, really stupid thick people we have to share this planet with!

‘I mean as thick as pig*** No words.’

And Andrew Kerrison said: ‘Was the driver part of a local circus? Only a clown would drive a car in that state.’

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