New video has revealed the shocking run-up to the moment a Range Rover crushed a woman between two cars in a sickening road rage attack on Sunday.&nbs
New video has revealed the shocking run-up to the moment a Range Rover crushed a woman between two cars in a sickening road rage attack on Sunday.
The victim, 47, is thought to have got out of her Mercedes Benz to remonstrate with another driver before being hit by the Range Rover just yards from Buckingham Palace, as previously reported.
Now footage has been released of the woman shouting at the driver of the light-blue Range Rover and leaning on the car’s bonnet, before the thug drove forward and sent her smashing into her Mercedes.
The woman was seriously injured after being crushed between two cars in London on Sunday
The 47-year-old woman was left wedged between the two vehicles at Hyde Park Corner
Footage of the incident shows a driver getting into the light blue Range Rover Evoque and reversing the car away, which then released the woman.
The victim could then be seen falling down onto the road and being helped. Police are now probing whether the Range Rover may have been driven deliberately at her.
Scotland Yard said it was believed the woman had been a passenger in the black Mercedes Benz saloon and ‘became involved in a dispute’ with another driver.
Passengers on a nearby bus filmed the altercation at Hyde Park Corner on Sunday night
Police can be seen using a Taser on a man following the incident near Buckingham Palace
When officers arrived at the scene they arrested a man and he was Tasered by some railings
The Mercedes was also in collision with a bus. When officers arrived at the scene they arrested a man suspected of being the driver of the Range Rover.
Ade Thompson, 23, of Dulwich, South East London, was charged with driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and possession of class B drugs.
He will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on August 27.
Tourist Deepak Anand, 40, who was visiting London from Vancouver in Canada, was on a bus with his wife and son and witnessed the incident.
He said he saw a man trying to pull a driver out of the Range Rover, which then sped into oncoming traffic before trapping the women against the Mercedes.
The injured woman is helped by police and passers-by at the scene after the incident
A map showing the location of the crash scene near Hyde Park Corner, and next to the grounds of Buckingham Palace
Mr Anand also saw police officers Tasering an occupant of the Range Rover as he unsuccessfully tried to flee the scene.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Officers and members of the London Ambulance Service attended.
‘A woman in her mid-40s was taken to a central London hospital for treatment. Her condition has been assessed as non-life threatening but may be life-changing.
‘Officers are investigating an allegation that a Land Rover was deliberately driven at the woman, trapping her against a Mercedes car.
‘This Mercedes was then in collision with a stationary bus, there were no reports of anyone injured on the bus.’