A SPEEDING car narrowly missed oncoming traffic as it dangerously overtook vehicles.

A taxi driver was left shaken when the4x4 car smashed into his car and sped away.

Ali Nuri, 42, was travelling in Boundary Road with a passenger towards Bournemouth University when the car struck him on the evening of Saturday, March 16.

“It just came from nowhere in front of me and obviously hit and damaged side of my car,” said Ali.

“You can see it’s driving like 50, 60, 70mph.”

The taxi’s dashcam footage captured the moment the vehicle dangerously overtook traffic before swerving into Ali’s car.

He said after calling 999 he was told it was not an emergency and to contact the non-emergency line.

He said: “I'm absolutely so disappointed.

“The police didn't take this seriously at all.”

Ali added: “I said, this guy is under the influence of some alcohol or some other substance and driving absolutely dangerously, he needs to be stopped before killing someone or injures someone.”

Moments before the collision, pedestrians were seen crossing the road and Ali fears if they had been hit it could have been fatal.

“Imagine if this car hit them, what chance of the survival? They’ve got nothing.”

Due to the speed of the car, Ali was not able to note the registration and has been told by his insurance he must cover the cost of the damage.

Dorset Echo: Damage left to Ali's car

“I’ve got a mortgage, I’ve got a family.

“If I give the car back to the insurance, maybe taking months and months back to me, and in the meantime, I don't have any car to drive.

“It's a very difficult situation.”

Police are searching for the vehicle involved and are appealing for any witnesses or dashcam footage.

A spokesperson said: “Dorset Police received a report at 11.54pm on Saturday 16 March 2024 of a fail-to-stop collision in Boundary Road in Bournemouth.

“It is reported that the driver of a dark grey 4x4 vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

“There were no injuries reported.

“An investigation is continuing and officers are exploring all available lines of enquiry to try and identify the vehicle, including checking for available CCTV in the area.”

Anyone with information or relevant dashcam footage can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240040019.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.