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Police hunt crash driver

Saturday, 4th January, 2020

The crashed vehicle found by police on the corner of Rakow and Nicholls streets. PICTURE: Myles Burt The crashed vehicle found by police on the corner of Rakow and Nicholls streets. PICTURE: Myles Burt

By Myles Burt

Police are still on the hunt for a dangerous driver who fled after crashing a stolen car on the corner of Rakow and Nicholls streets.

The white Hyundai sedan was reported stolen from a Cornish Street address on January 2, after it was stolen on New Year’s Day.

Police said the car was travelling at high speeds west on Rakow Street about 8.30am on Thursday before it crashed.

The male driver oversteered while turning into Nicholls Street, mounting the kerb on the corner of the vet clinic.

Police said skid marks at the scene implied the driver braked heavily, but managed to spin the car into the kerb.

Severe damage was caused to the roof and right side of the vehicle.

Police suspect the car rolled over after hitting the kerb.

Witnesses told police they heard a loud bang, and later saw the male driver flee after another vehicle pulled up to collect them.

The registration plates were also removed from the car.

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