Three people have been injured, one critically, after a vehicle crashed while fleeing police in Lower Hutt early on Sunday morning.
Police say they had attempted to stop a vehicle on Moohan Street, in Wainuiomata, around 5.05am.
"The vehicle failed to stop and fled, and police did not pursue it," a police spokesperson told 1News.
The vehicle was found crashed on Main Road around five minutes later.
One person was taken to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition, while two others were taken to Hutt Emergency Department in a moderate condition, a Wellington Free Ambulance spokesperson told 1News.
Police are speaking to "a number of parties" following the incident and enquiries are ongoing.