A shocking video appears to show a boy racer crash his car in East London while live-streaming on TikTok. The driver can be seen cruising along an East London A-road shortly after midnight on Saturday (March 27).
Weaving in and out of other vehicles on the major road travelling at what appears to be dangerous speeds, the driver can be heard saying “this is my playground, bro” while another TikTok star asks him “how fast” he is travelling and adding: “What’s the speed on? Man’s playing with death, you mad?” Moments later, things took a turn for the worse as the screen went blank and he appeared to crash.
The driver reportedly crashed into the central reservation on A13 near Prince Regent Lane in Newham, and the vehicle quickly shot up in flames. In a second video uploaded by an eye-witness, the passenger of a passing vehicle can be heard saying: “Oh my god, it’s a car on fire bro. Learn how to drive, did you feel the heat?”
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Witnesses driving past could see at least three police cars and ambulances with a black car on fire, with flames reaching a few metres high, billowing into the air. One regular road user, Stephen Hill, commented: “Pick just about any night on the A13 between Dagenham and Aspen Way and you’ll find cars weaving in and out of traffic, undertaking, overtaking, driving recklessly.”
Emergency services rushed to the scene including police officers, firefighters and paramedics and one man was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The video has so far gained more than 310,000 views when reposted on Twitter, with many users commenting on the driver’s “irresponsible” and “reckless” behaviour.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told MyLondon: “Officers were called at 12.36am on Saturday, March 26, following reports a car had collided with the central reservation on the A13 just past the junction with Prince Regent Lane.
“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service. London Fire Brigade also attended as the car was on fire following the collision. One man was treated for minor injuries. The driver will be summoned to court in due course.”
The London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service have been contacted for further details surrounding the incident.
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