Two in court after lorry crash chaos

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A SHEFFIELD teenager has been charged with a string of motoring offences after a number of vehicles were hit by flat-bed lorry as it allegedly tried to evade police.

Shocked drivers watched in disbelief as a suspected stolen lorry crashed with vehicles in heavy rush-hour traffic in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

The drama began in High Street South, near Viceroy Court and ended with a head-on crash between the flat-bed lorry and an on-coming police car in Church Street.

The incident on Tuesday left two police officers slightly hurt and three members of the public with whiplash.

The damage toll included four police cars, two of which are likely to be write-offs, and three other vehicles.

One person from the lorry went to Luton and Dunstable Hospital for a check-up.

A 16-year-old boy from Sheffield has been charged with aggravated taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, driving without a licence and other document offences relating to his driving.

Peter Featherstone, aged 44, of James Street, Thorn Hill, Rotherham, has been charged with allowing himself to be carried and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

Both were due to appear at Luton Magistrates’ Court today.