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A 37-year-old man is in hospital after leading police on a pursuit in Lismore on Friday night (May 6), which ended up in the car becoming airborne.

Police allege that around 9pm officers attempted to pull over a vehicle, which was travelling along Molesworth Street, Lismore.

When the vehicle failed to stop police commenced a pursuit.

The vehicle continued onto Winterton Parade where it failed to negotiate a sweeping left-hand bend, flew 30 metres through the air and landed in a paddock.

Ambulance paramedics took the driver to Lismore Base Hospital, where he remains in hospital with a fractured ankle and vertabrae.

Police say they located empty cans of alcohol in the vehicle.

Charges are pending.


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