Two children have been injured in a car crash in the west Auckland suburb of New Lynn tonight after a woman driving the car fled police.

Police were called to an address in nearby Kelston to reports that a woman was at the house damaging property and had also assaulted someone, a spokeswoman said.

"As a police car arrived, the alleged offender was seen leaving the property in a car. The police officer turned to follow the car and put his lights and sirens on.

"The car with the alleged offender in didn't stop, and lost control a short time later, crashing on Kohekohe St," she said.


Two young children were in the car when it crashed, just after 6.45pm. They were taken to hospital by ambulance, one with minor injuries and one with moderate injuries.

"Police are speaking to the driver, who does not appear to have been injured," the spokeswoman said.