The man is under police protection at a hospital after a wild riot in Sydney’s inner west marked by wrecked cars, injured drivers and passengers.
NSW police say road patrol officers first tried to stop a Subaru Outback in Leichhardt on Saturday just after 6.20am when its driver drove a red light.
The car did not stop, and the chase was soon stopped for safety reasons.
Subaru then collided with a Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Prado, Honda Civic, Mazda 6 and Toyota Corolla near the Old Canterbury Road intersection, police said.
Officers responded and assisted the passengers of the cars, which were assisted by ambulance workers.
The driver of the jeep, a 40-year-old man, was taken to Prince Alfred’s Royal Hospital for a scan.
A 40-year-old man behind the wheel of a Toyota was released from a car and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in stable condition, while a 45-year-old passenger was taken to St Vincent Hospital for scanning.
Honda, Mazda and Toyota drivers – 72, 34 and 32 years old – were assessed at the scene.
The 35-year-old Subaru driver was arrested and taken to St. George’s Hospital, sustaining minor injuries. He has since undergone a mandatory examination and remains under guard.
– with AAP