POLICE dogs tracked down a driver who allegedly left an injured passenger in his car after crashing off the M5.

The car had crashed off the carriageway and into a field, between junction 20 at Clevedon and junction 21 for Weston-Super-Mare, at 8am on Sunday morning.

Clevedon Fire Station posted images from the incident on their Twitter page.

The driver had allegedly run off, leaving a female passenger behind. 

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "The driver left the scene, but following a search of the surrounding area he was detained by officers and taken to hospital for treatment.

“A woman, who was a passenger in the car, has also been taken to hospital for treatment. Enquiries are ongoing.”