Van hits house in police chase through South Yorkshire

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A van crashed through a garden wall and into a house after hitting two police cars during a chase through South Yorkshire.

South Yorkshire Police said the Ford Transit van crashed on Friday night as it was being followed after failing to stop for officers on the A57 at Todwick.

The van had collided with two police cars, injuring one officer in the smash.

The driver drove off from the scene and lost control on Lordens Hill, Dinnington, careering off the road and through a garden wall before hitting a house.

Firefighters alerted to the incident said when they arrived the driver had fled the scene.

The police helicopter was deployed and a man was later arrested.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “South Yorkshire Police are investigating after a Ford Transit van failed to stop for officers, on Friday night at about 11.30pm on the A57 at Todwick.

“The van collided with two police vehicles and a police officer sustained minor injuries.

“A second collision was reported by a member of the public at 11.50pm on Lordens Hill in Dinnington, involving a Transit van colliding with a garden wall and house.

“The driver was reported to have left the scene.

“The area was searched and a 22-year-old man was found and arrested in connection with the incidents.”

The spokeswoman added the suspect was in police custody being questioned.”

Emergency services were also called out on Saturday night after a collision involving a car and a tram in Sheffield.

The crash on Langsett Road, Hillsborough, was reported just before 10pm.

Firefighters said a woman driving a Vauxhall Zafira, which was involved in the collision, was taken to hospital as a precaution.