Stolen taxi chase ends in flames
A STOLEN taxi chase ended with a woman in hospital after the car was found crashed into a pole.
About 5.30am yesterday, NT Police received a report that a taxi driver had been assaulted and had his taxi stolen in Coconut Grove.
Using taxi tracking technology, police found the vehicle and began a pursuit along Dick Ward Drive, before losing sight of the car.
A short time later, police found the taxi had struck a pole and run off the embankment on Dick Ward Drive near Douglas Street, Ludmilla. A woman was found underneath the car with head injuries, and was removed just before the car burst into flames. She was taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition. A crime scene was declared and the Major Crash Investigation Unit and Strike Force Trident was investigating.
NT Police crash investigators at the scene of the crash on Dick Ward Drive, after the taxi had burst into flames.