BMW driver smashes into crowd while trying to drift supercar with witnesses left in horror

3 April 2023, 11:59 | Updated: 3 April 2023, 13:34

The crash took place outside the British Motor Museum
The crash took place outside the British Motor Museum. Picture: TikTok
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

Shocking footage has captured the moment a BMW driver smashed a supercar into a crowd of bystanders in an attempt to drift outside the British Motor Museum.

The terrifying footage shows the BMW approach from a nearby roundabout before quickly attempting a drift as it nears the pavement.

The driver suddenly loses control of the car, smashing into a crowd of bystanders outside the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The car also smashes into a set of traffic lights, seemingly injuring several people in the process.

A number of bystanders can be seen falling to the floor following the smash.

Meanwhile, dozens of bystanders look on in horror, with several screams heard.

A number of TikTok users commented on the crash, with one user saying: "Taste, driving skills and common sense all equally absent."

Another said: "They should be arrested and charged." A third added: "That's now another good show ruined."

The driver smashed into a set of traffic lights outside the British Motor Museum
The driver smashed into a set of traffic lights outside the British Motor Museum. Picture: TikTok

A British Motor Museum spokesperson said: "We are aware of an incident that took place on the B4100 today. 

"We take issues of road safety very seriously and whilst we won’t be commenting further at this time, we will investigate and act accordingly."

Warwickshire Police said the car was seized and a male is being investigated for dangerous driving.

"At 3.56pm yesterday, April 2, police were called to a report of a vehicle hitting pedestrians on Banbury Road," the force said in a statement.

"Officers arrived and ascertained that, while leaving an event for modified cars, a BMW 5 Series collided with several pedestrians and damaged a traffic light before being driven off.

"None of the pedestrians sustained serious injuries."

Sergeant Leanne Mason said: “I need not stress how much more serious this incident could have been. We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour on Warwickshire’s roads.

“We have seized the car and officers are continuing with their enquiries.

“We are aware of video footage of the incident being shared online. Officers would like to see as many angles as possible.

“To that end, we are asking that anyone with video or dash cam footage, or who saw the incident, contacts us by calling 101 or visiting www.warwickshire.police.uk/ro/report, citing incident 210 of April 2.”

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