Probe underway into police chase crash

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AN internal inquiry has been launched after two teenagers were seriously injured when a car crashed during a police chase.

South Yorkshire Police has confirmed it is looking into what happened in the lead up to the crash in Station Road, Stainforth.

Officers gave chase to a stolen red Peugeot 306 when it failed to stop. The occupants were suspected of having been involved in a theft from a shop in Thorne.

The Hatfield-bound Peugeot ploughed head-on into a yellow JCB tractor 100 yards of Emerson Avenue at around 1pm on Monday.

The driver, a 19-year-old man, was taken to DRI with a suspected fractured wrist, cuts and bruises. He was arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking.

His 19-year-old passenger suffered a head injury. He was airlifted to Leeds General and was in a “serious” condition.

A force spokesman confirmed the issue was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of routine but the IPCC has ruled the crash should be investigated by South Yorkshire officers.

Call police on 101 with information.