Stolen Car Involved In Crash With Police

16 January 2019, 18:09 | Updated: 16 January 2019, 18:18

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Cumbria Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Cumbria Police has referred itself to the watchdog after a car being followed by officers was involved in a crash.
Officers were following a Renault Clio after the driver failed to stop on the A590 at Levens, near Kendal, just after midnight today (January 16).
A lengthy pursuit concluded on a minor road off The Square, in the Broughton in Furness area, at about 1am.
The driver, who had left the vehicle he had been driving, was involved in a collision with one of the police vehicles at the conclusion of the pursuit.
The driver - a man, aged 20, from the Millom area - was airlifted to hospital in Preston. He sustained bruising. His injuries are not life threatening.
Subsequent inquiries revealed the car was a vehicle suspected to be stolen from the Millom area.