27 Sep 2011

Van driver hurt in police pursuit

3:08 pm on 27 September 2011

A man has been injured in Mangere after a van he was driving was hit by a car pursued by police.

Police say they began chasing the car after it was seen driving dangerously and negotiating a roundabout the wrong way the south Auckland suburb.

They say the pursuit lasted for about one minute before the car crashed into a van and then hit a power pole about 10.30am on Tuesday.

The driver of the van was taken to Middlemore Hospital with minor injuries. Two passengers were not hurt.

A female passenger in the vehicle being chased was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Police say they have caught the driver of the car.