Driver arrested after car ripped in half in horrifying crash

Brianne Tolj
·1-min read

The alleged driver of a car ripped in half in a shocking accident has been arrested after a frantic search by police.

South Australian police said they tried to pull over the 2005 red Ford Falcon around 1:30pm on Wednesday in Mannum after the person behind the wheel was seen “driving erratically”.

When officers made a u-turn to follow the Ford, they found it had collided with a Honda sedan and light post.

The Ford ripped in half after the crash.
A frantic search is on for a driver who allegedly fled the scene after crashing his red ute, tearing it in half. Source: SA Police

The 60-year-old driver of the Honda was rushed to hospital with non-threatening injuries.

Police claim the driver of the Ford fled before police could arrive, but on Thursday evening a 19-year-old man from the Mannum area was arrested and charged with serious traffic offences, including dangerous driving to escape police and failing to stop after a crash.

He is expected to appear in the Mount Barker Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Anyone who saw the red Ford Falcon sedan prior to the crash, or who has information that may help police, are asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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