Car 'split in two, burst into flames' during police pursuit

A Kelmscott man is lucky to be alive after crashing his car into a tree and splitting it in two during a high-speed pursuit with police.

The 23-year-old was spotted by police on Digby Street in Gosnells around 11.20pm on Thursday driving his Mitsubishi Magna.

The man failed to stopped when asked to do so by police, instead leading officers on a 35km chase south of Perth.

A police spokesman said he crashed into a tree on Brookton Highway near Flint when he failed to negotiate a corner at speed.

"The force of the impact split the vehicle in half, the driver was ejected from the vehicle and the vehicle burst into flames," he said.

"The driver, the only occupant, sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries.

"He was conveyed to Royal Perth Hospital where he is in a stable condition."

Nine News Perth reported the man has several broken bones.

He is yet to be charged.

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