A motorist fleeing police caused a pile-up before abandoning the vehicle and trying to escape on foot in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn today.

Police said the driver of a blue Subaru Legacy station wagon failed to stop for them in the Green Bay/New Lynn area at about 10.50am.

Two of three occupants of the speeding car had outstanding arrest warrants.

The Subaru was driven at speeds of up to 80km/h in a 50km/h zone when it collided with a moving car on the corner of South Lynn and Golf Rds.

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That car then hit another vehicle before police temporarily closed the intersection.

A Herald reader, Emma Guo, said she believed there were children in the car but police said no one was injured and the victims were assessed by ambulance officers at the scene.

The Subaru then sped off and was located shortly after, abandoned in Avonleigh Rd, Green Bay.

Police have since apprehended two occupants and are looking for a third.