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Man arrested after police pursuit results in collision in Alcester
11:12am Monday 10th September 2012 in Local
A MAN was arrested in Alcester after his car hit a tree while being pursued by police, leading to a second collision between two police vehicles.
The incident occurred on Monday, September 3 on the B4090 in Alcester Heath at approximately 10pm, when the driver of a silver Volkswagen Golf, which had failed to stop for police, lost control of the vehicle and left the road, hitting a tree, just past a point where the carriage way raised into a hump.
One police vehicle managed to stop behind the crashed car, but a second police vehicle came over the hump and hit the first stationary police car.
The 18-year-old driver of the Golf, a man from Redditch, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for a police officer, as well as a number of driving offences including having no insurance and dangerous driving.
He was taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for treatment to injuries he sustained in the collision, but was later taken into custody at Leamington for questioning.
Three other occupants of the VW Golf were unharmed in the collision, while two police officers in front police vehicle were taken by ambulance to the Alex Hospital, and the driver of the second vehicle complained of slight pain to his left knee where it hit the dashboard, but did not require hospital treatment.