Police were in pursuit of Cleckheaton crash car

The aftermath of the crash

The aftermath of the crash

First published in News

Three people have now been arrested following a police chase which ended with a three-car smash and left eight people injured.
Police yesterday appealed for witnesses to the collision, in which three cars – one of which was being chased by police – collided at the junction of Bradford Road and St Peg Lane, Cleckheaton.
The crash happened at 7.47pm on Thursday and involved a Peugeot 106, Citroen C2 and a Citroen Xsara.
All three men in the Peugeot were arrested on suspicion of burglary. That car is believed to have been stolen and was being pursued by police.
The 25-year-old driver broke a leg, while his passengers, both aged 22, suffered minor injuries.
The Peugeot had previously failed to stop for officers when requested and had made off along St Peg Lane towards the Bradford Road junction.
Two marked police cars had been pursuing it along St Peg Lane prior to the incident, but were not involved in the collision itself.
Chief Supt Tim Kingsman, of Kirklees Police, said: “Enquiries are ongoing and as a police pursuit was declared prior to the collision taking place, a referral has been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.”
A 24-year-old woman in the Citroen 2 was taken to hospital for treatment to a minor injury, as was a nine-year-old boy who was in the Picasso. The 46-year-old male driver of the Picasso was uninjured, while two other children in the car suffered minor injuries.
Anyone who saw the collision or has any information about the incident is asked to call the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.

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