Probe into car crash following police chase

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A car crash in Brighouse that left two people seriously injured has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a police pursuit.

At about 6.46pm on Sunday August 28 a blue Ford Kuga was travelling along Elland Road towards Elland when it and a silver Mazda Premacy were in collision. The incident happened close to the junction with Cromwell Bottom Drive.  

The driver of the Mazda, a 49-year-old man from Halifax, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. A 27-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the Mazda was also seriously injured. 

The 58-year-old woman driver of the Kuga suffered minor injuries.  

Shortly before the incident a police patrol had seen the Mazda and was looking to stop it in relation to a burglary investigation and theft of a car in the Holywell Green area.

That incident happened between 10.00am and 2pm on Sunday August 28. 

Because of this incident the collision has been referred to the IPCC to oversee the investigation into the collision in line with National policy.  

Anyone who witnessed the collision or the movements of the vehicle prior to it is asked to contact the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support team on 101, quoting log *0739 of August 28.