11 Apr 2020

Two in critical condition after police chase in South Auckland

8:50 am on 11 April 2020

Three people were seriously injured in a crash following a police pursuit in South Auckland late last night.

Police lights

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Police attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Gainsborough St in Manurewa just after 11pm last night.

Inspector Daniel Meade said the vehicle fled before a pursuit could be initiated.

"Police lost sight of the vehicle and continued in the direction they had seen it travelling in."

The fleeing vehicle lost control going around a corner and hit another police vehicle responding to the incident at the intersection of John Walker Dr and Weymouth Rd in Manurewa.

A dog handler suffered a badly broken leg, and the two people in the fleeing car are reported to be in a critical condition.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority will be notified.

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