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Driver flees crash before smashing into trees as Scots cops hunt runaway thug

Police are hunting a runaway thug who fled a crash before speeding off and smashing into trees in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services raced to the report of a two-vehicle crash on the A92, near the A909 Cowdenbeath Interchange in Fife, at around 12.45am on Sunday, August 29.

It’s believed the driver of a Volkswagen Passat drove into another car before attempting to speed off from the scene.

They then “crashed into trees at about 50 or 60mph” resulting in the car overturning in a horror smash before the occupants fled on foot before police arrived.

The victim of the initial crash took to social media to appeal for information.

They said on Instagram: “Well not exactly the best night, side swiped on the A92 between Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath at 00.45.

“Other driver then tried to make off, unfortunately for them their car didn’t have the legs to get away from a Z4 and it also didn’t have the brakes to make the Lochgelly slip road turning resulting in a massive airborne crash into the trees at about 50 or 60mph.

“The occupants then fled the scene before the police arrived.

“I would be very surprised if they aren’t injured and the police have their car.”

Police are searching for the occupants of those involved in the crash and their condition is not known.

Pictures taken from the scene show the Volkswagen vehicle completely crushed by the impact.

It lies upside down on an area of grassland with police tape around it.

Officers say their enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a crash involving two cars on the A92, A909 Cowdenbeath Interchange, around 00.45am on Sunday, August 29.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the crash and to trace the occupants of the second vehicle.

“Anyone with any information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting incident 0265 of August 29.”

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