Wellington Scoop

Car hits truck after police chase on SH1 near Peka Peka

A car crashed into a truck after a police chase on State Highway 1 near Peka Peka this morning.

The police explain:

The incident began about 5:53am when Police attempted to stop a car travelling south on State Highway 1.

The vehicle failed to stop and was followed with lights and sirens.

It then turned and began travelling north in the southbound lane.

At 6:03am the vehicle crashed into a truck just north of Peka Peka.

Two people sustained minor injuries and one person was taken into custody.

The southbound lane was closed while the Serious Crash Unit was in attendance.

The lane was reopened about 8.30am.