The vehicle raced past the stationary police car. The startled officer pulled out of the overgrown driveway and took chase.
“Keep breathing Hayley, only ten minutes.” David spoke through gritted teeth, reassuring his wife. Hayley wheezed and panted in the back seat, clutching at her torso and chest. David begged the car to accelerate, ignoring the flashing lights in pursuit.
“Unit 205 reporting. I am in a car chase. The driver is ignoring me completely, and going 50km over the limit. Over.” The policeman pushed his cruiser to match the
“Babe, breathe. We’re almost there.” David’s voice cut through his wife’s chokes. The car cut through a small gap into the other lane. Nearby cars laid on their horns and shouted obscenities, but David paid no attention. He was focussed on the hospital.
“You mongrel.” The frustrated police officer watched in despair as the smaller car disappeared through minuscule gaps. Losing sight of the idiotic driver, the cop called in back-up. Bumper-to-bumper traffic was impossible to battle through to stop this rogue driver, which had vanished in the rush-hour.
“Hang on, honey. This is the last corner. All you need is oxygen. You will be okay.” The traffic had all but vanished. Throttling it, the vehicle neared the corner. A gasp of pure surprise sounded from David’s mouth as he sped past the line of police cars and saw the road spikes. David spun the wheel, the small car fishtailing, only to roll in a tangled mess into a nest of trees.
Complete silence fell. Police officers immediately checked, but it was confirmed: the occupants were dead.