Three officers and child taken to hospital after police chase

A police car crashed into another car and overturned while in pursuit of a Skoda in Castlemilk, Glasgow.

Three officers and child taken to hospital after police chase Police Scotland

Three officers, a man and a child have been taken to hospital after a police car overturned following a chase in Glasgow.

The incident occurred around 5.35pm on Tuesday, when a police pursuit commenced after a Skoda failed to stop on Stravanan Road, Castlemilk.

During the pursuit, the police car collided with a BMW on Carmunnock Road at its junction with Craiglinn Gardens and overturned.

The blue BMW 3 series was not involved in the police pursuit.

The driver of the Skoda failed to stop and did not return to the scene. 

A 39-year-old man who was driving the BMW and his ten-year-old passenger were taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, respectively. 

Three male police officers were also taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The road was closed for around three hours.

Chief Inspector Darren Faulds, of Glasgow’s Road Policing Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash, along with the vehicle which failed to stop, are ongoing.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash or was in the area around the time of the crash to contact police. Also, anyone with dash-cam footage which could assist our investigation should get in touch.”

As is standard procedure, the incident has been referred to the Police Investigations & Review Commissioner.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2330 of October 27.

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