Watch: Shocking moment tipper truck reverses into police car in Stockwell with officer taken to hospital
Police are appealing for help tracing the yellow and black Ford Transit, which left one officer in hospital and the car a crumpled wreck.
This is the horrifying moment a tipper truck smashes into a police car in Stockwell, before speeding away and escaping.
Officers had stopped the black and yellow Ford Transit in Landor Road after it had been driving erratically through Lambeth, south London.
Shocking footage shows the raging driver reverse rapidly into the bonnet of the police car, leaving the vehicle a crumpled wreck.
One officer was taken to hospital with head injuries - and has now been discharged - while the other was assessed at the scene by paramedics.
In the video, a woman and her two children can be seen watching on just metres away.
As the vehicles crunch together, passers-by can be heard shouting “woah”.
The tipper truck then speeds away.
The video was released on Easter Sunday, with the clip captioned: “Good morning Brixton.”
The Twitter account Brick Cop reported that the driver of the car was “a little sore” but “in good spirits”.
Despite the incident occurring on April 15, police have still not apprehended the driver.
The Met has appealed for witnesses to help trace the truck.
A spokesperson said: “Officers are appealing for the public’s help to trace a tipper truck that rammed into a police car in Lambeth on Friday.
“At around 10.50am on Friday, April15, officers in a marked police car in Landor Road, Stockwell indicated for a yellow and black Ford Transit tipper truck to stop.
“This was a routine traffic stop, initiated because of the manner of the driving and damage to the vehicle.
“Instead of stopping, the truck reversed at speed into the bonnet of the police car. The impact was significant, causing extensive damage.
“One officer required hospital treatment for injuries to his head and hand but has since been discharged. A second officer was assessed at the scene by paramedics.
“A search of the area was carried out following the collision but the truck could not be located. An investigation is ongoing to track it down and identify those involved.”
Anyone with information can call police on 101 giving the reference 2376/15APR.