Motorcyclist crashes after being pursued by police

  • 03/09/2017
The pusuit was quickly abandoned. Photo credit: Getty

A motorcyclist has been left with life-threatening injuries in a crash after a police chase in Rotorua.

Police say they tried to pull the bike over at about 9am on Sunday, and abandoned their pursuit about four minutes later.

Shortly after, the same motorcyclist was found crashed on the corner of State Highway 5 and Maisy Pl.

The rider was in critical condition and the crash was being investigated, a police spokesman said.