Man injured following crash in Singleton

A man has been injured following a crash in the Hunter Valley region yesterday, NSW Police say.

About 10.45pm yesterday, police from the Hunter Valley Highway Patrol were in John Street, Singleton when they observed a Holden sedan performing burnouts.

A pursuit was commenced when the driver of the Holden failed to stop for the HWP officers.

The Holden allegedly travelled at 120km/h in a 50km/h zone and overtook several other vehicles.

The officers terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns.

As the officers continued along John Street they observed that the Holden had struck a street sign and the lone male occupant was lying next to the vehicle.

The 39-year-old driver was treated at the scene for his injuries by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being conveyed to hospital for treatment.

He was later charged with a number of offences including police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously, exceed speed limit and drive whilst disqualified.

The Singleton man was granted conditional bail and will appear in Singleton Local Court on Thursday 25 August 2016.

Inquiries into the incident continue.

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