A critical incident investigation has been launched after a man was injured in a crash west of Dubbo overnight.
Officers from Orana Mid Western Police District attempted to stop the driver of a Commodore sedan for a random breath test on the Mitchell Highway south of Narromine about 10.40pm (Sunday 29 November 2020).
When the driver of the sedan failed to stop as directed, a pursuit was initiated but was terminated when officers lost sight of the vehicle.
Police continued along the highway and a few minutes later found the vehicle crashed and rolled in Webbs Reserve near High Park Road.
The driver – a 31-year-old man – sustained critical head injuries.
He was treated at the scene and has been airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital.
A critical incident team from Central North Police District will now investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.
That investigation will be subject to independent review.
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.