Man arrested after crash during M8 police chase leaves two in hospital

A police car was involved in a crash with a van near Newbridge on Friday night.

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A police car collided with a van on the M8 on Friday.

A man has been arrested after a crash during a police chase left two people in hospital.

A police car was involved in a pursuit of a van on the M8, near Newbridge, when both vehicle’s collided at around 7.35pm on Friday.

Officers are said to have signalled the van to stop in Edinburgh a short time earlier.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital, where they received treatment before being released.

Police confirmed that a 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

A spokesperson said: “A police vehicle was involved in a collision with a van following a pursuit on the M8 near Newbridge around 7.35pm on Friday, April 8.

“The vehicle had failed to stop for officers in Edinburgh a short time earlier.

“The driver of the police vehicle and the driver of the van were taken to hospital and have since been released following treatment.

“A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident and is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, April 11, 2022.”