A woman is in hospital after crashing into a power pole in South Auckland following a police pursuit.

A police spokeswoman said about 4.20pm police attempted to stop a vehicle in Papakura after it hit two parked cars and a stop sign.

"The driver refused to stop and a short pursuit was initiated but quickly abandoned by police," the spokeswoman said.

The driver of the vehicle then hit a power pole on Settlement Rd, and was arrested by police.

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She was moderately injured and was in Middlemore Hospital receiving treatment.