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Man injured after being hit by police van near Xscape in Castleford

A man has been seriously injured after being struck by a marked police van in Castleford.

A referral has been made to the police watchdog Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened near Xscape on Colardo Way in the early hours of this morning (Saturday June 15, 2019).

Officers were following a BMW car after it failed to stop. It then crashed into a roundabout and the driver left on foot and was then involved in another collision with the marked police car.

The BMW driver was taken to hospital where his injuries are described as serious but not life threatening.

Road closures were in place from the roundabout with Leeds Road next to Asda and the roundabout with McDonalds next to Xscape. The roads have now reopened.

A BMW car, which was being followed by a marked police vehicle after failing to stop, was in collision with a raised roundabout. The driver of the BMW left the vehicle on foot and was involved in a further collision with the marked police car.

A referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

– Lindsey Wyatt Communications Officer