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Man dies after failing to stop for police car

A driver has died in a collision in Surrey after failing to stop for a police car. Surrey police said the driver and sole occupant of the silver Lexus died in Felcourt Road in Lingfield on Thursday evening.

The car was involved in collisions with three other vehicles. The force hasn't said whether the vehicle was being pursued by police, but the matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It has decided that Surrey Police should carry out the investigation.

The driver and sole occupant of the Lexus was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of one of the other vehicles were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, where the driver is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The passenger was treated for minor injuries.

IPCC refer investigation into fatal crash in Lingfield

Following a fatal collision in Felcourt Road, Lingfield on Thursday the Independent Police Complaints Commission has decided to refer the matter to Surrey Police for local investigation.

Having attended the scene of the collision and then Surrey Police Headquarters, where they listened to the recording of the pursuit, IPCC investigators have advised that the investigation can be carried out by Surrey Police.

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