Driver leaps into a canal in an attempt to flee from police

A man crashed his car into five other vehicles and then leaped into a canal to escape police, leaving his girlfriend and a toddler inside. 

The red Vauxhall Corsa was left upside down in the road after it flipped over in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, yesterday. 

The woman and 18-month-old child were taken to hospital while the unnamed driver was arrested, police in Derbyshire said. 

The vehicle had been carrying false numberplates and failed to stop in the town centre, police said.   

The red Vauxhall Corsa was left upside down in the road after it flipped over in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, yesterday

The red Vauxhall Corsa was left upside down in the road after it flipped over in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, yesterday

The red Vauxhall Corsa was left upside down in the road after it flipped over in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, yesterday

It hit five other vehicles, including a collision with a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior in Tamworth Road which flipped the Corsa over. 

Police said in a statement: ‘A man has been detained by police after the vehicle he was travelling in collided with another and ended up on its roof. 

‘A red Vauxhall Corsa failed to stop for police in the town at about 2.10pm.

‘It collided with a small number of vehicles during the incident, including a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior.

‘That collision happened in Tamworth Road and resulted in the Corsa ending up on its roof.

‘A man was detained at the scene and has been taken to hospital to be checked over.

‘A woman and baby who were in the Corsa were also taken to hospital for checks. No one was reported as injured in the Mitsubishi.

‘An investigation into the incident is ongoing and there will be disruption to traffic while that continues.

‘Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident 674 of January 12.’  

Police said a man crashed his car into five other vehicles and then leaped into a canal to escape police, leaving his girlfriend and a toddler inside

Police said a man crashed his car into five other vehicles and then leaped into a canal to escape police, leaving his girlfriend and a toddler inside

Police said a man crashed his car into five other vehicles and then leaped into a canal to escape police, leaving his girlfriend and a toddler inside

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