A search is underway for the driver of a stolen vehicle involved in a pursuit with police in Sydney’s north overnight.
About 12.15am (Saturday 31 October 2020), a confirmed stolen silver Hyundai was sighted by officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command on Howard Avenue, Dee Why. The vehicle sped away and officers lost sight of the car until it was seen again on Pittwater Road, Dee Why, where it again sped away from police.
Minutes later the vehicle was seen on Spit Road heading towards the Spit Bridge where it was pursued by Highway Patrol officers before it crossed onto the incorrect side of the road. About 50 meters south of Stanton Lane the stolen vehicle crashed into a Landrover Discovery that was heading northbound on Spit Road.
The driver of the stolen car got out and ran from police. He was pursued for a short time however, he managed to escape.
His female passenger was arrested and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment to minor injuries.
The male driver of the Discovery was uninjured.
A search is now underway, with the assistance of the Dog Unit, to locate the offending driver.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.