Man hurt in Tullamarine crash after police chase

A MAN has been seriously injured in a crash in Tullamarine this morning involving a car that a short time earlier was being chased by police.
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The car and a truck collided at the intersection of Lambeck Drive and Annadale Road, Tullamarine, about 9.25am.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman Paul Bentley said a man was trapped in the car with serious injuries.

A Victoria Police spokesperson said police had been pursuing the vehicle but ended the chase shortly before the car crashed into the truck.

Channel 9 helicopter pilot Ross Barker described the scene as “absolute carnage”.

“It’s a total mess down there,” he told radio 3AW.

Motorist Jeremy said he saw police begin chasing the car, believed to be a small green Mazda, through Bulla after the vehicle pulled out in front of him.

“The car just pulled out in front of me. I slowed down and he didn’t, and he just pulled past and kept going,” Jeremy told 3AW.

“About a couple of hundred metres down the road there was a police officer just chasing him … the guy was driving more erratically than the police officer to be quite honest.”

The driver was airlifted to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.

Detectives from the major collision investigation unit will investigate the pursuit and crash, with oversight from the Ethical Standards Department.

Information to Crime Stoppers, 1800333000 or visit their website here.