Chase ends a day later with a crash
A police chase which started in Feilding ended with a car crashing in rural Manawatu almost a day after the chase began - and with two people hospitalised.
Police confirmed there was an active pursuit of the vehicle at the time of the crash.
A silver Nissan sedan crashed about 3pm yesterday on McKays Line near Cheltenham, about 12 kilometres north of Feilding. Police, ambulance and volunteer firefighters from Feilding were called to the scene, along with the Palmerston North rescue helicopter. In the end, the helicopter wasn't needed and continued on to Turoa, to pick up an injured skier. At Cheltenham, traffic from both directions was turned around as the police serious crash unit inspected the scene. The car rolled on to its roof and was blocking one lane.
Constable Scott Banner said the car was involved in a pursuit in Feilding the night before, as one of the men had a warrant out for his arrest. Two people in the car were taken by ambulance to Palmerston North Hospital. Both were in a serious condition yesterday. The driver has since been released from hospital and has been charged with reckless driving causing injury and failing to stop for police.
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