A dramatic scene in northwest Calgary was captured on dash cam video by a Global News viewer Saturday afternoon.
Parth Bamania said he was out running errands when he heard a loud bang.
The sound came from a white van hitting another car in a busy intersection on the Trans-Canada Highway at the entrance to the North Hill Centre shopping complex.
“It was a red light and he just hit the person going straight through, so T-boned the person,” Bamania said. “We started panicking like, ‘What happened? What happened?’”
The video showed the white van hitting a curb before stopping on the median. The driver gets out and runs away with police just seconds behind.
Police said the man was arrested with the help of a HAWCS helicopter.
Officers told Global News the man was wanted on several outstanding warrants and is now facing a long string of charges.
It’s alleged the man had stolen the van a day earlier from a nearby residential street.
The incident has left Bamania shaken. He said it’s lucky no one was seriously injured.
Bamania said he filled out a police report and provided his dash cam video to police to assist with the investigation.