Driver, 19, hurt in crash while fleeing police

Police are continuing to investigate the crash

Police are continuing to investigate the crash

First published in
Last updated

A 19 year-old man lost control of a car and crashed while trying to flee from police in Calverley early today.

The incident happened in Woodhall Road shortly before 2am with police and firefighters from Idle and Stanningley attending the scene.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "At about 1.55am a black Vauxhall Meriva failed to stop for a roads policing unit in Woodhall Road, Calverley.

"The vehicle lost control a short time later and crashed near Woodhall Hills Golf Club. The driver, a 19-year-old man, had to be freed from the vehicle by firefighters and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

"His injuries are not believed to be serious."

Police said the investigation into the incident was continuing. Anyone with any information about it has been urged to contact police on 101.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree