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Police Pursuit - Middlemarch - Southern

*"Police Pursuit - Middlemarch - Southern"*

At around 10.45am, a Police vehicle conducting radar speed enforcement on SH87 - Clarks Junction-Lee Stream Rd, between Middlemarch and Outram, detected a vehicle travelling well in excess of the 100km/h speed limit.

When Police attempted to stop the vehicle with red and blue flashing lights, it failed to stop, fleeing from Police at speed. Apart from its speed, the vehicle’s manner of driving was good, as were road conditions.

Traffic was light.

After around four minutes the fleeing vehicle left the road at speed and crashed.

The driver was injured and has been transported to Dunedin hospital by helicopter for treatment.

Police are working to confirm the identity of the young man who was driving the vehicle.

Police serious crash investigators will attend the scene and a Police will undertake a full investigation of the circumstances of the crash.

Initial indications are that the pursuit was conducted in accordance with Police policy.

There is little further detail available at this point in time, pending the outcome of the Police investigation.

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