Police chase ends with crash

Last updated 11:21 17/06/2014
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CRASH: A police pursuit allegedly ended with a two car collision in Hamilton.

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An "idiotic" duo trying to out-run the law found their driving skills weren't up to the challenge.

Residents in Tramway Rd and Mardon Rd in Hamilton described the chaotic scenes as a grey Honda tried to elude police in Tramway Rd.

According to residents, the Honda attempted to turn into Mardon Rd from Tramway.

They crashed into a giveway sign before colliding with a Ford.

One of the residents, who asked not to be named, said there was a man behind the wheel of the Honda in his mid 20s.

"There was a sheila about the same age in the passenger seat. That grey car came off second best. It looked pretty munted."

A woman who lives in Mardon Rd near where the crash happened said the woman in the white Ford looked a bit shaken, but occupants of both vehicles were OK.

"I heard the woman in the white car was on her way to pick up her grandkids from school. It's no bloody good these ratbags speeding down here; if it had been an hour later kids could've been killed."

The woman said the street had seen its share of near misses, with vehicles regularly speeding.

"One of these days someone is going to get hurt and, knowing our luck, it will be the innocent party. I hope those kids realise just how badly this could have ended. Someone could have died, and for what? A car. How is that worth a life?"

Senior Sergeant Tim Anderson said he could not comment.

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- Waikato Times

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