A CAR crash in Tonbridge High Street that left a 21-year-old man in hospital followed a police chase, Kent Police has confirmed this morning.
The accident happened at around 2.30am yesterday morning and resulted in the road being closed for around 24 hours while repairs were carried out.
Kent Police took to Twitter this morning to say the car involved in the accident had been pursued for around half a mile after making off from a police patrol.
The chase came to an end when the red Peugeot 306 hit a lamp post and the driver - who was alone in the vehicle at the time - remains in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.
A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Police attempted to stop the car after the driver was reported to have committed a traffic offence, but the vehicle made off from the patrol and subsequently struck a lamp post."
Work to fix a pedestrian crossing damaged in the crash continues today.