THE passenger of a car that crashed into a tree after a police chase has been released from hospital.
The 22-year-old front-seat passenger of the grey Rover MG which crashed into a tree in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, in the early hours of Monday, was had been taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, complaining of a back injury, as reported in yesterday’s Mail.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said the man, who had to be cut free by firefighters, was released from hospital the same day, having been kept in for observation.
Police say the driver of the car fled the scene.
The incident has been referred to Cleveland Police’s Professional Standards Department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.