An investigation has been launched after a man was seriously injured in a crash while being pursued by police.
At about 9.30am today (Sunday), police received a report that a black Hyundai Bayon had been stolen from Penrith and was in North Yorkshire.
It was located on the A1(M) shortly after 10am, and officers pursued it heading east along the A59 towards York.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Just after 10.20am, as it reached the outer ring road, it was involved in a collision with two other vehicles and overturned.
“One man was found in the Hyundai with serious injuries. Another man was found by officers a short distance away from the collision scene.
“Both men were taken to hospital for treatment, one by air ambulance, the other by land ambulance.”
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. That is mandatory for serious injury crashes involving police.
The A59 is still shut tonight after the collision.
Police are appealing for people to come forward if they witnessed or have dashcam footage of the collision, or the black Hyundai Bayon being driven any time prior to the collision.
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