Guilty driver tries – and fails – to escape police by climbing a tree after head-on collision

A motorist involved in a head-on collision after driving on the wrong side of the road tried to escape capture by climbing a TREE.

The driver of a white van immediately fled the scene on foot after hitting another car.

But he was found by officers up a tree after jumping fences and leading police on a chase.

No one was injured in the collision in Leighton Buzzard, Beds, and the man was reported for failure to stop and no insurance.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to a report of a two-vehicle, damage only, collision between a white van and a car in Leighton Buzzard.

“He attempted to evade officers by climbing a tree, but was detained at 3pm.”

Leighton Buzzard’s Community Policing Team also posted online about the incident, saying: “The driver of this van did not want to hang around after crashing head on with another member of the public (yes the van is completely on the wrong side of the road).

“Area search located the offender and after a bit of a run which included climbing a few fences we found the offender up a tree, good effort but not quite good enough!

“Driver will be reported for several offences.”

by Emilia Bruce-Watt

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