Police officer in hospital after car chase on M62 ends in huge crash

West Yorkshire Police said officers attempted to stop a vehicle on the M62 (Picture: Ben Lack/YappApp)

A police officer was seriously injured after a car chase ended up in a huge crash.

He and a number of colleagues had been trying to stop a vehicle heading towards Humberside on the M62 shortly before 11.30pm on Friday night.

During the pursuit, the vehicle smashed into two police cars, sending one off the carriageway where it clattered into a bridge stanchion.

West Yorkshire Police said: ‘A police officer suffered serious leg injuries as a result and he was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but non-life threatening condition.’

Emergency services work at the scene of the crash (Picture: Ben Lack/YappApp)
Four people from the non-police vehicle were arrested (Picture: Ben Lack/YappApp)

Four people from the non-police vehicle were arrested and remain in custody.

Three of them were injured – one suffered neck and back injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.

Police said the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been notified.

The M62 eastbound from junction 34 to 35 is likely to remain closed for some time as investigations continue.

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