Two Hong Kong police officers and suspect injured as car chase ends in crash
Man sped off in stolen van after being approached by officer at petrol station
Two police officers and a suspect were injured during a Hollywood-style car chase in Tuen Mun that left one vehicle on its side.
The incident began at about 4pm on Tuesday, when an officer from the New Territories North regional crime unit approached a man in a goods van at a petrol station on Fuk Hang Tsuen Road. The van had been reported stolen in Sham Shui Po on February 10.
The suspect immediately sped off, hitting two taxis and roaring down Castle Peak Road and Tuen Mun Road.
The officer was lightly injured as he tried to dodge the vehicle.
Another officer immediately gave chase in an undercover police car.
After a 1.7km chase, the van crashed into some roadside barriers near Brilliant Garden, rolling on its side.
The driver climbed out and ran south.
The officer, who had suffered light injuries during the chase, stopped his car in front of the van. He pursued the suspect on foot, to no avail.
Both officers and two cabbies, aged 55 and 65, who had also sustained minor injuries, were sent to Tuen Mun Hospital for treatment.
Officers found bloodstains in the van, leading them to believe the suspect had also been injured in the crash.
The New Territories North regional crime unit is still searching for the suspect. Members of the public with information about the case are invited to contact officers at 3661 3368 or 6148 2014.