Three injured in police crash
THREE people were injured when a police car chasing a suspect hit their vehicle on the M32.
Avon and Somerset police say the crash happened between the Eastville and Hambrook junctions as officers were pursuing another car, following reports a woman had been pulled into it against her will in Anchor Road in the city centre.
Two pedestrians were injured when the vehicle being pursued hit them in St Augustine’s Parade, shortly before midnight on April 30.
After heading onto the M32, where a police car collided with another vehicle not involved in the pursuit, the suspect drove along the Avon Ring Road towards Keynsham, where the chase finally ended and a man was arrested in the early hours of May 1. He and the woman in the car also needed hospital treatment.
A police spokesperson said the three people injured on the M32 were taken to hospital with "non-life threatening injuries".
The motorway was closed for around eight hours for an examination of the scene of the collision.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, which investigates when people are injured during police operations.
Afterwards a 25-year-old man was charged with a number of driving offences.
Macauley Tomlinson, from Midsomer Norton, is accused of two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Officers have asked any witnesses who have not yet contacted them to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5222 102 562.