West Swan police chase leaves innocent driver injured

AN innocent driver has leg and chest injuries after a head-on crash with a 4WD earlier involved in a chase with police in Perth.

Officers were pursuing a Holden Commodore and stolen Toyota Prado on Great Northern Highway at Upper Swan about 11.14pm on Wednesday.

Police say the Commodore was their primary focus and tyre stingers were used to stop the car at West Swan. A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene while others in the vehicle ran away.

Meanwhile, the Prado made a U-turn and sped off on the wrong side of the road, with police saying they opted not to continue their chase.

Shortly before 11.30pm the Prado was on the wrong side of Roe Highway at Middle Swan when it crashed into a Toyota Corolla.

The Corolla’s 20-year-old driver had to be cut from the car and taken to Royal Perth Hospital with leg and chest injuries and people in the Prado ran off.

A police officer, who injured an ankle chasing a suspect where the Commodore was stopped was taken to Midland Hospital for treatment.

Patrols failed to find the people who fled and the Major Crash unit is investigating.