Footage Shows Police Car On Wrong Side Of Road Before Crash
The family of a Sydney grandmother who is fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a police car during a high-speed chase have released footage showing the officer driving on the wrong side of the road.
Gai Vieira, the wife of millionaire racehorse owner Bert Vieira, was put in an induced coma when her car was T-boned by the patrol car in Cronulla in September.
The officer was travelling up to speeds of 124 km/hr while in a 70km/hr zone as he was pursuing a motorist allegedly using their mobile phone when he slammed into Mrs Vieira's car.
Bert Vieira, has promised to dedicate his life putting a stop to high-speed chases after the life changing accident.
7 News report that the frustrated family have since done their own detective work and managed to track down CCTV footage showing the police car speeding down a suburban street.
The footage shows the police vehicle at one point cross to the wrong side of the road at an intersection.
The driver is then shown turning right on what is a left-turn only street.
Mr Vieira said:
'Very reckless driving, if you did that, where do you think you'll be?'
'The next injury will be on your head, the premier, because you're not stopping this'
Mr Vieira told the Sydney Morning Herald:
'She is breathing by herself now - she squeezes my hand,'
Mrs Vieira took the impact of the crash, while her three-year-old grandson who was sitting in the backseat escaped uninjured.
The officer did not have the vehicle's lights or siren on while in pursuit of the driver using their mobile phone.