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Biker who filmed high-speed crash escapes prison

Jack Sanderson has escaped a prison sentence. Credit: YouTube

A biker who posted a YouTube video of himself crashing during a high-speed ride has escaped prison.

Jack Sanderson, 22, plunged down a 40ft cliff on a road between Buxton and Macclesfield, after coming within inches of colliding with a car in February.

After being found guilty of dangerous driving, Sanderson was handed a 12-week suspended sentence and disqualified from driving for two years.

He was also ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid workers.

Footage of the near miss on the Cat and Fiddle, said to be Britain's most dangerous road, attracted over a million hits on YouTube.

In the terrifying footage, Sanderson can be seen somersaulting down the hill before landing on a patch of grass.

Sanderson recorded the incident on a camera fixed to his helmet. Credit: YouTube
Sanderson veered off the road to avoid the incoming car. Credit: YouTube
He tumbled down a 40ft hill after narrowly avoiding the car. Credit: YouTube
He escaped with minor injuries from the terrifying fall. Credit: YouTube

He miraculously walked away from the accident with minor injuries.

The 22-year-old's lawyer said he was "chastened" by the experience and was now "frightened" of the potential consequences.