Quad bike rider who rammed police officer off motorbike charged with ‘attempted murder’ after terror crash
Dramatic helmet camera vision shows the crash from two different angles – the perspective of the officer being run off the road and from behind
A quad bike rider has been charged with attempted murder after ramming a police officer on a motorbike off the road.
Cops attempted to stop the biker after discovering him riding erratically on a public road in Finland.
Swerving from one side of the road to the other, the quad bike is seen being trailed by a police van.
Two motorbike-riding police officers then approach the quad bike from behind.
Dramatic helmet camera vision shows the crash from two different angles: the perspective of the officer being run off the road and from behind.
From behind, the quad bike driver can be seen swerving several times before ramming into the police officer from the side – running him off the road and forcing him off his bike onto the road.
In the hit officer’s video, the load thud of the quad bike hitting his vehicle is followed by the crunching sound of his motorbike hitting the ground and his helmet scraping the road as he is thrown from his bike.
Police allege the quad bike rider was travelling at speeds of more than 130km/h in an attempt to escape them, according to Helsinki newspaper Iltalehti .
The prosecution believe the act was ruthless, charging the quad bike rider with attempted murder, assaulting an official and endangering road safety.
However, defence lawyer Miikka Kunnari claims crashing into the motorbike-riding officer was accidental, despite the man’s foolish actions.
The police officer in the crash suffered serious injuries in the accident and has lost feeling in his right arm, forcing him out of the profession.
It is unknown where in Finland the crash occurred.