4 hurt after car crashes fleeing police

FOUR people have been injured after a car slammed into a tree while trying to evade police in NSW.

Highway Patrol officers tried intercepting the Ford Laser on Koala Street at Port Macquarie about 9.30am on Wednesday but the driver allegedly failed to stop.

Police said officers lost sight of the vehicle and a short time later, it left the road and crashed into a tree near where Koala Street meets Shearer Street.


Three young men and a woman believed to be aged in their early 20s were in the car at the time.

The male driver suffered multiple fractures and neck injuries, while the female passenger broke one of her legs and several ribs. Her pelvis was also shattered.

The second passenger suffered only minor injuries, while the third’s injuries are not known.

All four occupants are being treated at Port Macquarie Hospital.

Officers from Mid North Coast Crash Investigation Unit are on the scene, investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

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