It happened around 2.15am this morning
Three people have been taken to hospital following a crash involving two cars at a Grimsby junction.
It is understood police were in pursuit of a silver ford Focus when it collided at the junction of Dudley Street and Cromwell Road shortly after 2am today.
In total it is believed there were five people travelling in a silver Ford Focus which collided with a black Suzuki carrying two people.
Firefighters said six people suffered injures. Two of the casualties have serious injuries and have been taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.
A third patient was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, in Grimsby.
Two of the most seriously injured are understood to be women, one from the silver ford Focus and one from a black Suzuki.
Police spent hours searching for at least one man who fled the scene, Who was believed to have ran through a garden of a property on Littlefield Lane.
Police were first on the scene, swiftly followed by Humberside fire and rescue crews who used cutting equipment to free a woman trapped in the black Suzuki.
Ambulance crews arrived shortly afterwards and found the casualties being treated by residents from Littlefield Lane awoken by the crash.
A woman was trapped in the black Suzuki for nearly two hours, according to a local resident who was watching the incident.
The woman’s condition had to be stabilised before attempting to free her. There was a lot of spilled fuel on the road so it was very difficult for the rescuers to get her out without igniting the fuel.”
A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 2.15am to Cromwell Road in Grimsby with the junction of Dudley Street, The caller reported there had been a road traffic collision. We sent three crewed ambulances.
“Two patients were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary and one patient was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.”
A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said there were six casualties in total, four of whom got out before arrival of rescuers.
He said there were two adult female passengers trapped in vehicle.
“One adult female was released by the fire service using hydraulic cutting gear to remove rear door. Second adult female released by Fire Service using hydraulic ram and cutting gear to enter the vehicle.
Humberside Police are still looking for the man who fled the scene and believe he could be badly injured.
Police appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the Ford Focus in the Rendel Street or Earl Street areas prior to this collision to get in contact by calling Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 39 of June 5.