Man injured after police pursuit in Orange

A MAN has been taken to hospital following a police pursuit in Orange early this morning.

About 1am, police from Canobolas Local Area Command attempted to stop a black Toyota Landcruiser on Peisley Street for the purposes of a random breath test.

The driver allegedly failed to stop and police initiated a pursuit.

During the pursuit, officers observed the Toyota drive over a speed bump at a high speed, causing sparks to appear from the undercarriage of the car.

As police neared the speed bump, they saw the Toyota had left the roadway and crashed into a tree outside a home.

Police located a 22-year-old man conscious in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, where he remained until NSW Ambulance Paramedics attended and treated him.

The man was taken to Orange Hospital with a suspected broken ankle. He remains at the hospital in a stable condition.

Investigations have established the Toyota allegedly left the roadway shortly after driving over the speed bump and crashed into a concrete light pole, before becoming embedded in the tree.

No one else was injured during the incident; however, a Mitsubishi Lancer parked in the driveway of a home on Heatherbrae Parade sustained damage as a result of debris from the crashing car.

The Toyota has since been removed from the scene.

Investigations into the matter are continuing.

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