LONDON (Reuters) - Three people have died in a car crash in Oldham after a police chase, Greater Manchester Police said on Sunday.
Two men and a woman died when their Opel Vectra hit a garden wall shortly after 3:30 a.m. The fourth person in the car, a woman, is in critical condition in hospital.
A police officer on routine patrol had been pursuing the Vectra after it refused to stop in Oldham town centre.
In a separate police chase on the M1 motorway in Derbyshire, a male passenger died when a Vauxhall Corsa pursued by police after failing to stop left the northbound carriageway and hit a bank.
The Corsa’s driver and another passenger were arrested after the crash at 2 a.m., Derbyshire Constabulary said.
Both incidents have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Committee, as is normal in the case of deaths involving police officers.
Reporting by Tim Castle