Po­lice chase ends in ac­ci­dent

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT -

A per­son was se­ri­ously in­jured after a short po­lice chase in Auck­land ended when a car car­ry­ing five peo­ple over­turned.

The ve­hi­cle was seen driv­ing the wrong way on Hob­son St in the CBD at around 3.30am on Mon­day.

Po­lice tried to stop the car but the driver sped off, re­sult­ing in a short po­lice pur­suit down the south­ern mo­tor­way.

A po­lice spokes­woman says the ve­hi­cle ex­ited the mo­tor­way at Gil­lies Ave, in Ep­som, and soon after lost con­trol.

The car, car­ry­ing five peo­ple, then crashed and over­turned.

One per­son in the car was taken to Auck­land Hos­pi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Po­lice say the per­son has since been down­graded to a se­ri­ous con­di­tion.

The other four oc­cu­pants suf­fered mi­nor in­juries. No other cars were in­volved.

Po­lice say the male driver of the ve­hi­cle is as­sist­ing with en­quiries. The Se­ri­ous Crash Unit are in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Auck­land Op­er­a­tional Sup­port also at­tended an ac­ci­dent on Gil­lies Ave on Mon­day morn­ing when a sta­tion wagon col­lided with a car at the Ep­som Ave in­ter­sec­tion.

Two parked cars were sideswiped be­fore the crash.

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