A person has been seriously injured in a crash fleeing the police in central Auckland overnight.
Police said they attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on Walters Rd in Mount Eden at about 2.33am.
The pursuit was abandoned two minutes later because of the way the car was being driven.
The Nissan Primera was found about a minute later crashed into another car on Dominion Rd.
The driver and passenger of the fleeing vehicle were taken to hospital, with the passenger in a serious condition and the driver in a moderate condition.
"The sole occupant of the other vehicle was not injured," police said.
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has been notified and the Serious Crash Unit was at the scene.