Scary moment VW racing down icy lane spins out of control and crashes in heavy snow

THIS is the shocking moment a VW spins off the road and crashes in heavy snow during an apparent lockdown joyride.

The short clip, posted on YouTube, appears to have been recorded by the passenger of the vehicle.

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It shows the Passat racing along a narrow, icy lane, while people inside laugh.

The vehicle then hurtles over a bridge, passing a car coming in the opposite direction at high speeds, before suddenly spinning out of control.

Footage recorded from inside the car shows the impact of the crash – before a man speaking in a Scots accent then shouts: "Oh my god, man."

It's believed to have been filmed last week, when Scotland was hit with heavy snow as an Arctic blast rolled across Britain.

The film was posted on a channel called 'Car guy' on Sunday.

The channel features a series of similar videos, apparently taken from a number of different people.

One – 'driving in wrong direction' – shows a motorist heading directly into oncoming traffic while singing along to the car radio.

Another apparently shows a driver motoring through traffic lights at 110 miles per hour.

The channel, which has 5,000 subscribers, also hosts a section for 'illegal driving'.

Footage of the frightening crash comes as forecasters warn of more snow for millions of Brits this week.

Swathes of Scotland are under a warning for Storm Christoph, which will bring inches of rain, high winds and even snow, the Met Office says.

Highways England has advised drivers to take extra care on motorways and major A-roads.

The RAC breakdown service said motorists should only drive if absolutely necessary.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said rain is the biggest initial concern – before temperatures plunge and winds pick up later this week.

He described the situation as "a timeline of different hazards as we go through the week".

Instead of a short, sharp, stormy blast, the UK will face "really persistent heavy rain", he said – adding: "It's really just the prolonged accumulation of rainfall, rather than a short, 'come and gone' weather event."

Meanwhile, a further weather warning for snow and ice is in force in Scotland from Dundee to Elgin from Wednesday afternoon until midday on Thursday.

The Met Office have flashed an astonishing warning for more than a foot of snow for the country.

Blizzards are forecast to whip up white-out conditions and power lines are expected to be brought down.

"Significant” travel disruption is expected through Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen tomorrow evening and into Thursday.

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