UPDATE: Young driver critical after pursuit ends in crash

This diagram shows the crash site (top) at the intersection of Main South Road, Seaford Road, and Patapinda Road at Old Noarlunga. Detours are marked with the arrows.

This diagram shows the crash site (top) at the intersection of Main South Road, Seaford Road, and Patapinda Road at Old Noarlunga. Detours are marked with the arrows.

UPDATE: Monday, October 9, 5pm

The 24-year-old Brompton man arrested and charged over his involvement in a car theft and crash at Old Noarlunga has been remanded in custody and will face court on November 14.

UPDATE: Saturday, October 7, 1.30pm

The passenger of a car which was stolen then crashed at Old Noarlunga has been arrested and charged.

Police charged the 24-year-old Brompton man with breach of home detention bail and theft of a motor vehicle, and refused to give him bail.

He will face Christies Beach Magistrates Court on Monday.

Acting Inspector Scott Collins urged members of the public who may have seen the car earlier in the night or have dashcam to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at www.crimestoppers.com.au 

UPDATE: Friday, October 6, 11.20am

One lane of Main South Road has re-opened following a serious crash on Friday morning.

A police spokeswoman said motorists should still expect lengthy delays in the area and suggested they consider using the detours off Victor Harbor Road and Main South Road.

Seaford Road is still closed. 

STORY: Friday, October 6, 9am

OLD NOARLUNGA – Detours are in place off Victor Harbor Road and Main South Road following a serious crash at Old Noarlunga early on Friday morning, October 6.

Police on speed detection duty on Main South Road, Hackham clocked a blue Ford sedan allegedly doing 96km/h in the 80km/h zone just before 5am, so they turned on emergency lights to stop the car.

The driver sped away from them and a brief pursuit took place, heading south before the Ford turned right onto Seaford Road, where the driver lost control and crashed into a retaining wall.

“The police who were trying to catch up with the vehicle were so far behind they didn’t actually see the collision, and obviously Major Crash are trying to piece together what happened,” Acting Operations Inspector Scott Collins said.

The 17-year-old girl driving has been taken to hospital in a critical condition with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

Her passenger, a 24-year-old Brompton man, was also hospitalised with minor injuries. He has since been arrested.

Police believe the car was stolen overnight from a premises in Davoren Park.

Main South Road is closed for northbound traffic between Seaford Road and Robinson Road. Seaford Road is closed west of Main South Road.

Traffic on Victor Harbor Road is being diverted onto Robinson Road to Griffiths Drive, where Main South Road traffic is being directed.

Major Crash Officers are investigating the scene – motorists are urged to avoid the area.

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