Police make arrests after Epping crash

Police have arrested two men after a crash in Epping this morning.

Officers first noticed an allegedly stolen Mazda 3 on Plenty Road, Bundoora about 12.10am.

It’s alleged the Mazda performed a u-turn in front of an unmarked police car which piqued the officers interest.

They followed the car at a distance and noticed it run a red light and travel at about 120km/h in a 80km/h zone.

Specialist units were called in and the car was monitored for a period of time.

The driving of the vehicle became more erratic with the Mazda speeding, travelling on the wrong side of the road and involved in a number of near collisions.

Police successfully deployed stop sticks but the offenders continued to drive the Mazda until it was involved in a collision with a parked car, taxi and a fence in Dalton Road, Epping.

The two occupants of the Mazda, both believed to be in their 20s and from Craigieburn and Whittlesea, were arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for observation.

Three passengers in the taxi were also taken to hospital for observation while the driver was not injured in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the driving of the Mazda or with dash cam footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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