Car overturned after police chase close to National Coal Mining Museum

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A CAR flipped onto its roof and ended up in a field after a police chase.

The driver and the passenger of a BMW were taken to Pinderfields Hospital after the incident in Overton, close to the National Coal Mining Museum, at around 4.40am this morning (Tuesday).

Police spotted the car being driven erratically along Westgate in Wakefield city centre.

It failed to stop and was followed by police as it headed towards Horbury and then onto the A642 towards Huddersfield.

The car left the carriage way and was found overturned on its roof in a field.

The incident is being investigated by the Force’s collision investigation unit in liaison with the West Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards Department.

And it has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission which will decide whether or not to investigate.

The road was closed for several hours today but has since re-opened.

Two men have been arrested in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information should contact West Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060606.