A runaway driver, who came within seconds of smashing into a train before he crashed at 100mph injuring himself and his five passengers, has been sentenced.

Isaiah Eghobamien, 20, of Allerton Road, Borehamwood, led Cambridgeshire cops on a high speed chase in April.

Eghobamien was forced to swerve to avoid an oncoming train at a level crossing, before he raced through villages at twice the speed limit, overtaking an emergency ambulance, until he crashed as he tried to leave a dual carriageway.

He even joined A11 dual carriageway travelling in the wrong direction as he tried to evade the police on the road and in the air.

Footage from the police's force's helicopter and dashcam footage from chasing cop cars captured the pursuit as it unfolded on the evening of April 25 this year.

Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

The 20-year-old missed a train by mere seconds at a crossing in Station Road, Fulbourn, near Cambridge, at around 9.30pm, before he overtook an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call. The pursuit continued along the A11 where Eghobamien reached speeds of 115mph.

He lost control as he left the A11 and the car appears to roll over a number of times before coming to a stop.

Eghobamien sustained serious injuries and five other people in the car were also injured.

At Cambridge Crown Court on May 30, Eghobamien was sentenced to a year in a Young Offenders Institute after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

He was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended driving test.

Borehamwood Times:

Isaiah Eghobamien

Sgt Mark Dollard said: “Eghobamien failed to stop for police and avoided a serious rail collision by literally seconds. His driving was persistently dangerous, risking not only his life and the lives of his passengers, but other road users as well.

“He is lucky to be alive and will now be able to reflect on his actions and serve as a warning to others that failing to stop for police can have serious consequences.”