The circumstances of a crash involving a car being chased by police in Fife has been referred to the police watchdog.
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (Pirc) confirmed that Police Scotland had handed over details of Sunday’s incident in Oakley for assessment.
Pirc will then decide whether they need to investigate the matter which saw two elderly people taken to hospital.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with several offences in the wake of the crash at around 4pm in Sir George Bruce Road, which saw the pensioners’ car hurled onto its roof.
One of the women had to be cut from the car by firefighters and both were taken to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, for treatment before being discharged.
Police said a silver Honda was involved in collision with a blue Renault Scenic.
A spokeswoman for Pirc said: “Police Scotland has referred the circumstances surrounding a road traffic incident in Oakley, Fife, on Sunday May 15 2016 to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.
“We are currently in the process of assessing whether there is a requirement to investigate the matter.”
The driver of the Honda is due to appear at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Thursday June 9.
The Fife crash came just three days after 33-year-old nurse Jill Pirrie died after she was hit by a car being chased by police in Edinburgh.
The mother-of-one was treated at the scene but later died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where she had just finished a shift.
Four people, all thought to be teenagers, were traced after the accident in Old Dalkeith Road.
Two accidents seemingly involving police chases in the same week has prompted a call for a review of policy across Scotland.
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Claire Baker said she was extremely concerned to hear of another crash.
“There needs to be a thorough review, not just at a Fife level, but at a national level given the events of the last few days,” she said.