Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are appealing for public assistance as they investigate a police pursuit and crash on the Central Coast on Saturday.
About 3.30pm (Saturday 22 August 2020), officers from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command attempted to stop a Volkswagen Golf on Bundaleer Crescent, Empire Bay, after checks revealed it was reported stolen from Lisarow last Friday (21 August 2020).
When the Volkswagen allegedly failed to stop, a pursuit was initiated and as it continued, a marked police vehicle was allegedly rammed.
Shortly after the pursuit was terminated due to safety concerns, the silver Volkswagen and a blue MG wagon collided on Empire Bay Drive.
The Volkswagen driver, a 31-year-old man, and his passengers, two men – aged 27 and 21 – were arrested at the scene. The passengers were taken to Gosford Police Station; however, the driver suffered facial injuries and was taken to Gosford Hospital under police guard.
The three men were all charged and remain before the Courts.
The driver and sole occupant of the MG, a 71-year-old man, suffered an arm injury and was also taken to Gosford Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Officers from Brisbane Water Police District attended, before an investigation commenced by the Crash Investigation Unit.
As inquiries continue, investigators are appealing for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Empire Bay Drive on Saturday and witnessed the collision, to come forward.
Police are also keen to speak with anyone who might have dashcam footage, which might help with their investigation.
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.