Man hit by car trying to flee police, South Australia

A man is in hospital after attempting to flee from police at Elizabeth North last night.

A patrol attempted to pull over a silver Kia sedan travelling without lights about 9.30pm on Sunday 3 May on Main North Road, Elizabeth North. The vehicle initially stopped but took off again as the officers went to approach the car.

The Kia continued to travel at speed heading north on Main North Road and police terminated the pursuit.

The speeding car triggered a safety camera at the Womma Road intersection before crashing into three other vehicles, also travelling north, about 300 metres north of the intersection.

The Kia ended up on the grass median strip and the driver then tried to run across the southern carriageway when he was struck by a red Kia Rio travelling south.

The 23-year-old Smithfield Plains man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. His condition is now stable and not life-threatening.

The driver of the red Kia Rio was not injured, however, two other drivers, a 36-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman, were also treated in hospital for minor injuries.

Five vehicles were towed from the scene for examination.

Major Crash Investigation Section attended the scene and the investigations into the collisions are continuing.

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