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WATCH: Moment drunk driver smashes into motorbike, breaking the rider’s back

Shocking moment when drunk driver breaks a motorcyclist’s back by hitting him at 140 km/h on a dual carriageway as the motorist spends 30 months behind bars

  • Nuno Ferreira drove at 235 km/h on the A3 in Surrey last July at 4.10 am
  • He did not see a motorcycle in the adjacent lane as he drove down the road
  • Ferreira failed to brake before hitting the bike, sending rider into the air
  • The rider suffered life-changing injuries after being hit by the drunk driver

This is the shocking moment when a motorcyclist driving correctly along the A3 in Surrey was hit from behind by a driving drunk driver.

Nuno Ferreira, 45, from Godalming, Surrey was traveling at 134 miles per hour when he collided with the motorcycle, sending the rider flying through the air.

The driver suffered life-changing injuries, including a broken back and deep lacerations to his elbow after being struck by the car.

Footage taken with Ferreira’s own dashcam shows him swinging along the roadway before crashing into the motorcycle.

Nuno Ferreira, 45, from Godalming, Surrey was traveling at a speed of 135 km/h when he collided with the motorcycle and the rider flew through the air, leaving his victim with life-changing injuries

Nuno Ferreira, 45, from Godalming, Surrey was traveling at a speed of 135 km/h when he collided with the motorcycle and the rider flew through the air, leaving his victim with life-changing injuries

Ferreira was traveling at a speed of 235 km/h, did he approach the motorcycle quickly from behind?

Ferreira was traveling at a speed of 235 km/h, did he approach the motorcycle quickly from behind?

Ferreira did not brake before hitting the motorcycle at 4:10 a.m. on July 17, 2021

Ferreira did not brake before hitting the motorcycle at 4:10 a.m. on July 17, 2021

Ferreira was still traveling at 135 km/h when the motorcyclist was thrown into the air

Ferreira was still traveling at 135 km/h when the motorcyclist was thrown into the air

Guildford Crown Court heard Ferreira failed a roadside breath test and when a blood sample was analyzed he had a blood/alcohol level of 105mg alcohol per 100ml of blood – well above the legal limit of 80mg per 100ml.

Ferreira was sentenced to 30 months in prison and a four-year driving ban.

Police officer Chris Nicholson of the Road Police Unit, which was investigating the case, said: ‘This was a traumatic incident for the victim, who suffered life-changing injuries as a result of Ferreira’s selfish decision to drink and drive.

“I would like to thank the victim for allowing us to share these terrifying images to highlight the effects of drink-driving.

“I also want to remind the public that even if you think you’ve been drinking but feel good to drive, you’re not. By getting into the car after drinking alcohol, you are endangering not only your life, but also the lives of innocent members of the public who are just going about their business. It’s never acceptable.’

As the motorcycles skidded on the road, Ferreira started to slow down

As the motorcycles skidded on the road, Ferreira started to slow down

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