A WOMAN was taken to hospital when a BMW smashed into another car after police tried to stop the driver.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses following the incident of dangerous driving which took place in Wallingford.

At around 3.20pm on Tuesday officers attempted to stop a grey BMW on the A4130 at Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.

The BMW did not stop and shortly after it collided with another vehicle, on a roundabout at the junction of High Road and Calvin Thomas Way.

The two occupants of the BMW fled the scene.

The driver of the other car, a woman in her twenties, was taken to hospital as a precaution. She has since been discharged.

Investigating officer, PC Matthew Peck, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

“This happened in the middle of the afternoon when I believe there is a good chance of people seeing it.

“I would also ask drivers who have dash-cams and were in the local area around the time of the incident to check any footage in case it may have captured something that could assist the investigation.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200090179.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

The force added that an unnamed 18-year-old man from Abingdon had since been arrested on suspicion of failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required, failing to stop after a road accident, possession of a controlled drug of class B, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

He has since been released under investigation.