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Man badly hurt in police car crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 19/06/2016

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash with a police car during a chase in Whangarei.

Police say he turned into the path of the pursuing police car and was thrown from the vehicle on Otaika Road early on Monday morning.

Two police officers suffered minor injuries.

The chase had lasted eight minutes and police were preparing to lay road spikes before the crash.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority will investigate the incident.

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