Crash after car flees from police in County Durham

A car crashed into a lamppost and a tree after failing to stop for police in County Durham.

The Vauxhall Vectra was travelling along Seaside Lane in Easington on Tuesday evening when it passed a marked police vehicle going the opposite way.

It accelerated away, overtaking other cars, but then crashed.

Two people got out and ran off, but the 26-year-old driver was trapped inside. He was released and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash on Sunderland Lane at 1740 GMT is asked to contact Durham Police.

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