Moment police discover NINE people trapped in an uninsured Skoda – including two passengers in the trunk
- Police in North Yorkshire stopped the car on suspicion that she had no insurance
- After the car was pulled over, the police were shocked to find nine people in the vehicle
- Two of the car doors could not be opened and two people were found in the trunk
Baffled police stopped a Skoda as part of a crackdown on uninsured vehicles, only to find it packed with nine people.
In addition to the driver and front passenger, there were five people in the back seat. And on closer inspection, two more were discovered while traveling in the trunk.
The North Yorkshire police were so shocked by the find that they released a video of the moment they made the discovery.
Police in North Yorkshire pulled over a Skoda Octavia with nine people on board
During the stop in Norton, near Malton, two passengers were found in the trunk
In addition to discovering five people trapped in the back seat (photo), police found that two of the car’s doors would not open and one tire was bare.
A police spokesman said: “Officers stopped a Skoda Octavia in Norton, near Malton, after the data showed it was not insured.
They were shocked when nine people got out.
One passenger was in the front, five were in the backseat and two climbed out of the trunk.
“To make matters worse, two of the car doors wouldn’t open and one of the front tires was so bare that the inner cord was visible.”
The alarming images were captured on a police car dashcam.
A spokesman for the North Yorkshire police said: ‘We always expect the unexpected when we stop a vehicle. But this one totally surprised us.
The vehicle, in the photo, has only five seats, so it was dramatically overloaded with two people in the trunk
‘If it had been in a collision, you don’t have to think about the consequences. It would have caused an absolute carnage. ‘
The vehicle was seized along with 17 other uninsured and untaxed vehicles targeted for use in North Yorkshire last week for UN Global Road Safety Week.
The driver was also reported for dangerous driving and without insurance.
The spokesperson added: “We will continue our targeted road safety actions throughout the summer and beyond to keep everyone safe and get illegal drivers and vehicles off the road.”