A man has been arrested following a pursuit with an alleged stolen vehicle in Lake Macquarie.
Police have been told a Mitsubishi Triton utility was stolen from a home in Speers Point on Monday.
Just before 11.30am on Tuesday, officers attached to Lake Macquarie TAG sighted the vehicle at the intersection of Victory Parade and Cary Street, Toronto, and a pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit continued along Five Island Road, where police deployed road spikes at the intersection of Anzac Parade however, the driver allegedly crossed the median strip and continued driving into oncoming traffic and the pursuit was terminated.
About 1pm, the vehicle was seen driving along Macquarie Road, Warners Bay, when it veered off the road and hit a tree.
The driver fled from the vehicle, and a short foot pursuit took place.
A-24-year-old man was arrested and taken to Belmont Hospital for mandatory testing.
He remains in hospital under police guard after an x-ray revealed a fracture in his back.
Charges are expected.
Separately, police on the Central Coast are appealing for information after a pursuit at Narara.
Brisbane Water police attempted to stop a red Lexus sedan with stolen numberplates on Manns Road about 5.15pm on Monday.
They began a pursuit along Narara Valley Drive that was terminated due to safety concerns. They spotted the vehicle about 5.25pm on the Pacific Highway at Lisarow, where they began following it to the intersection of The Ridgeway and the highway.
As police headed south on The Ridgeway, they came across a crash involving a grey Mazda 3 and a red Lexus sedan.
The occupants of the alleged stolen Lexus were last seen running through the rear yard of a home on The Ridgeway. They were headedtowards Donna Crescent.
Police patrolled the area but were unable to find the men.
The driver of the other car, a 36-year-old woman, was taken to Gosford hospital to receive treatment for a possible neck injury.
Anyone with dash cam vision or information about the crash is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.