Two injured in crash between two cars in Taita; driver of fleeing car arrested

News from NZ Police
One person was critically injured in a crash in Taita tonight.

A second person has serious injuries. Both have been taken to hospital.

The crash involved two cars and occurred shortly after 8pm on High Street.

Shortly before the crash Police had tried to stop one of the vehicles involved, however this driver has fled. The driver of the other fleeing vehicle suffered moderate injuries and has been arrested.

The Serious Crash Unit are investigating and as is standard procedure the Independent Police Conduct Authority have been advised.

UPDATE from NZ Police
Contrary to initial reports, only one person was taken to hospital after a serious crash in Taita on Saturday night. Shortly before the crash, which involved two cars and occurred after 8pm on High Street, Police had tried to stop one of the vehicles but the driver failed to stop.

The fleeing driver subsequently collided with another car. The driver of the fleeing vehicle suffered minor injuries and was arrested at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Serious Crash Unit is investigating and, as is standard procedure, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has been advised.

 

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