Beaming bride is whisked from her wedding ceremony in a rally car by driver who crashes straight into a lamppost in front of shocked guests
- Bride is escorted into passenger seat of Ford Escort Cosworth RS rally type car
- Driver then speeds off, zooming round a bend and straight into a brick wall
- Took place Saturday 29th June in Croft-on-Tees, Darlington in County Durham
This is the shocking moment a bride was left with injuries after the driver lost control of the car she was in on her wedding day.
In the video, the driver is seen speeding in the Ford rally car and crashing it straight into a brick wall as the unidentified bride sits in the front passenger seat – without her seatbelt on.
The incident took place on Saturday 29th June in Croft-on-Tees, Darlington in County Durham.
In the footage, the beaming bride is escorted into the front passenger seat of the Ford Escort Cosworth RS rally type car.
A bridesmaid helps her squeeze her huge white gown into the vehicle. Meanwhile another male member of the wedding party begins to put the bride’s seatbelt on.
However, before he can safely strap the bride into her seat, the driver and the man have a short conversation seemingly about the seatbelt. Following this chat, the man decides to fatefully forgo the bride’s seatbelt and leaves her unstrapped in the front passenger seat.
The bride sits in the rally car, smiling on her big day as a male fiddles with her safety belt but does not secure it
The wedding party member closes the car door and the bride makes a happy face for the camera before the vehicle starts driving off.
The bride can be seen waving her hand out of the window
As the rally car heads off, a wedding party member encourages the driver to ‘Get em there lad! Plug it!’.
The bride cheerfully waves goodbye to the camera as the driver speeds off and spins around a grass verge in racing rally car style.
The acceleration however causes the driver to completely lose control of the rally car and the vehicle forcefully crashes straight into a lamppost by a brick wall.
The clip cuts to an end as the wedding party is heard gasping in complete disbelief as the car smashes straight into the brick wall with huge force.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: ‘Police received reports that a car left the road near Croft Spa hotel, Croft-on-Tees, at around 6.30pm on 29 June.
The wedding party is heard gasping as it crashes, the bride was taken to hospital with injuries
‘One woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was taken to hospital with injuries.’
It is unclear how the driver was related to her or if the bride was on her way to the wedding service or the reception.
It is unknown who filmed the clip however the footage has been circulating on social media since last week.