AN EARLY hours police pursuit ended after a BMW came off the the road and rolled onto its roof in a field near the Yorkshire Mining Museum.

New Road was closed between Grange Moor roundabout and Green Lane at Middlestown for nine hours as traffic was diverted via Flockton as police and investigators looked into the incident.

Initially at 4.30am today, police were called to a report of a black BMW being driven erratically in Westgate, Wakefield.

Police attended but the car didn't stop and made off down Westgate towards Horbury. It was followed by a video equipped police traffic car.

At 4.40am the BMW left the A642 carriageway and was found on its roof in a field at Overton, near Wakefield.

The driver and passenger, both males, were taken to Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, with injuries not believed to be life threatening.

The road reopened at 2pm.

The incident is being investigated by the Force's collision investigation unit in liaison with the West Yorkshire Police’s Professional Standards Department.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have been made aware.