A MAN in his 20s has been arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash involving four vehicles. 

A white van smashed into another van and two cars just before 8.30pm on Friday night. 

Wiltshire Police said the vehicle 'left the carriageway of Station Road and collided with other cars' before the driver then ran off, leaving the wrecked vehicle behind them. 

But officers were able to track the driver down shortly afterwards, and he was quickly arrested on suspicion of numerous offences. 

These included dangerous driving, drunk driving, failing to stop and driving without insurance.

The suspect was taken to hospital overnight as a precaution but as of Saturday morning, they now find themselves in police custody for questioning.

One witness who was at the scene said they thought 'it must have been going about 70mph.'

No-one else was seriously hurt, but it is believed that the driver of one of the other vehicles did suffer whiplash. 

While police dealt with the incident, the road was closed to motorists between Cheltenham Street and the train station for a few hours, but it is believed that it reopened around 10.30pm. 

Just before 10pm a recovery vehicle could be seen in the area to collect the damaged white van, and the other vehicles involved appeared to have been moved. 

Swindon's Bus Company announced that this crash had caused significant delays to its services in the area, with a post on its Twitter page also suggesting that the van had been stolen, although this is not yet confirmed. 

It said: "Due to a stolen van crashing in Swindon Town Centre, emergency services are attending in force and our services are heavily delayed by associated congestion.

"We are doing what we can to bring our buses back to time and correct routes but expect some delays."

Wiltshire Police are now appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the crash, or the moments leading up to it to get in touch with them and share what they saw. 

A spokesperson for the police added: "If you saw what happened please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 54230103546."