A man was killed when his vehicle hit a power pole during a
police pursuit in Taranaki last night.
A station wagon which hit another car before smashing into a
power pole, killing one of the two occupants, was being
followed by police after being seen doing a "wheelie".
When is a pursuit not a
pursuit? When it is following a "fleeing" driver, according
to New Zealand Police.
Police say the fault for any crashes or injuries that
followed three pursuits in the South within 48 hours sits
squarely at the door of the drivers and motorcyclist they
An unlicensed motorcyclist was allegedly travelling at 148kmh
before he crashed his bike into a ditch during a police
pursuit north of Balclutha yesterday.
A teenager, who ran from police and then drove off at speed,
colliding with another vehicle in central Dunedin yesterday,
is lucky he did not kill innocent bystanders, police say.
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