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Video captures speeding car moments before people are hit outside Blackpool nightclub

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Video captures speeding car moments before people are hit outside Blackpool nightclub
The taxi driver claimed the speeding car was the vehicle that went on to crash (Picture: Blackpool Gazette)

A taxi driver says footage recorded on his dashboard camera captured a speeding car moments before it ploughed into a group of people in Blackpool.

A teenager has been arrested after three people were injured when the car crashed outside a nightclub.

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It is believed that none of those injured suffered life-threatening injuries.

In the video, filmed by taxi driver Robin Garner, a car can be seen speeding past his taxi at 11.53pm, moments before the crash.

Mr Garner told the Blackpool Gazette: Although the incident wasnt caught by my camera it clearly shows him speeding past me heading towards the zebra crossing, then he turned left onto Market street and a few moments later he came flying out of Corporation Street/Talbot Road junction smashing through the road work barriers.

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Pic by David Burner/Caters News - (Pictured: Emergency Services are on scene in Blackpool after reports of a person in a Vauxhall driving around and attacking members of the public with a stanley knife. One attack happened on the corder of The Strand and Talbot Road near the North Pier on the Promenade. Pic taken 15/04/18)
Emergency services treated three people at the scene (Picture: Caters)

He then took a left then a right heading north on the promenade.

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Mr Garner, who was unloading passengers at the Home and HQ nightclubs at the time, has passed the footage to police.

A man has died and a woman has been left critically injured after a collision following a police pursuit on the A50. The man's vehicle collided with another vehicle on the eastbound side of the dual carriageway, between Baths Road and Trentham Road near Longton, Staffordshire, at around 6.15am. A woman, who was travelling with the man who died, was taken to hospital where she is in a critical condition. The occupants of the second vehicle were also taken to hospital, but had suffered only minor injuries.Man dead and woman in critical condition after A50 police chase crash

Officers have arrested a 19-year-old man from West Yorkshire on suspicion of dangerous driving, drink/drug driving and grievous bodily harm.

Paramedics treated three people after the crash minutes before midnight on Saturday.

The incident is not being linked to terrorism, police said.

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Police are investigating the incident (Picture: Flynet)
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An eyewitness said she is lucky to be alive (Picture: Flynet)

Kinga Gil, who works at Viva Blackpool, says she had only seconds to react after seeing a car heading straight for her on the pavement.

She said: Unfortunately I was one of the people who saw what has happened today. I was walking back from work to my mums car as I was going to get picked up.

As I am getting closer to my mums car I see a car coming straight towards me crashing into the white and red gates and everything on its way. It was horrible and I had a matter of seconds to get out of the way.

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Honestly I am one of the luckiest people alive I got out of this without a scratch.

Lancashire Police said: The vehicle was recovered in the Norbreck area of the town at 12.35am and a 19-year-old man from West Yorkshire was arrested and taken into custody.

Anyone with footage of the incident should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log 1862 of 14 April.T

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