Motorist in hospital after police chase in Lowestoft ends with car crashing into parked vehicles and flipping over

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in Ixworth

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A police chase last night in Lowestoft ended when a car crashed into two parked vehicles and flipped over, leaving a motorist in hospital.

Officers signalled for a car to stop in Normanston Drive at around 8pm before following it into Northgate where it crashed and ended up on its roof.

The two people inside the car were treated by paramedics at the scene for “minor injuries”, police said.

The driver was taken to hospital. It is thought the driver remains in hospital today.

Suffolk Constabulary has launched an investigation into the incident. A force spokesman said the Independent Police Complaints Commission is not currently involved in the investigation.

In a statement, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “Police are currently investigating a road traffic collision in Lowestoft which took place shortly after 8pm yesterday evening, Sunday 28 December.

“Officers out on patrol signalled for a car to stop for them in Normanston Drive and then followed the car into Northgate, where it was involved in a collision with two parked vehicles before flipping onto its roof.

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“The ambulance service attended and treated the two occupants for minor injuries, with the driver taken to hospital for a check-up. The road remained closed until 10.20pm whilst recovery for the vehicle was arranged.

“Police enquires into this collision are ongoing. Any witnesses are asked to contact PC Callum Walchester at Lowestoft Police Station on 101 quoting reference LO/14/6656.”

The force spokesman said no arrests have yet been made but would not go into further detail about the incident because of the ongoing investigation.