Two children hospitalised after 8-mile police chase ends in car crashing into pub – Mirror.co.uk
A dramatic eight-mile police chase ended after a car ploughed into a wall outside a pub — and two children and two adults have been taken to hospital following the incident.
A car was left completely destroyed following the collision after a driver failed to stop in Weston-super-Mare around midday today.
The driver then sped off, driving on the wrong side of the road to avoid being caught by officers, according to Bristol Live .
Following a long pursuit the vehicle smashed into a wall outside the pub and the driver was arrested outside the Plough Inn, in Congresbury.
He was taken to hospital along with one female and two children and it is understood there were no serious injuries during the crash.
A police spokesperson from Avon and Somerset Police said: “A driver has been arrested after failing to stop for officers in Weston-super-Mare at midday.
“He was driving on the A370 at Hildesheim Bridge when officers requested him to stop.
“He ignored their request and continued travelling along the A370, overtaking vehicles on the wrong side of the road before colliding with a wall at the Plough public house, Congresbury shortly afterwards.
“The driver was detained and he together with a female passenger and two young children, who were in the car, have been taken to hospital as a precaution.
“A police vehicle was following the car at the time of collision.
“The force’s Professional Standards Department have been notified and will be referring the matter to the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct) on Monday.”
Weston-super-Mare Fire Station tweeted a picture of the crash and said: “Not the type of trip to the pub you want on a Saturday.”