A pregnant woman has been taken to hospital after the stolen car she was in crashed while fleeing from police.

The car crashed into another car and a van outside the Z petrol station on Roscommon Rd in South Auckland this morning.

A police spokeswoman said no one was injured but a pregnant woman who was in the stolen car had been taken to Middlemore Hospital for a precautionary check.

There were two children in one of the cars, aged four and one. They were checked by ambulance staff but were okay.

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The stolen car was being pursued by police who abandoned it.

The three involved cars are next to a petrol pump.

A reporter at the scene said: "Two have pretty damaged fronts and one got hit on back left corner and the back window has popped out. Glass and bumpers are scattered around."

A police spokeswoman said two people are assisiting police with their enquiries, and they are investigating the details of the theft.