Friday, 29 November 2013

Firefighters attend collision involving police vehicle

Hove firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving a police car and a private vehicle.

Two crews were called to New Church Road, Hove, at 2.44pm yesterday afternoon (28th November) where they were called upon to cut a woman free from a vehicle, who was then taken to hospital.

The incident happened at the junction of Saxon Road, which had to be closed to traffic whilst rescue and recovery work got underway.

The road policing unit was responding to an emergency call on blue lights and sirens to a report of a man who was threatening suicide on Hove seafront when the incident occurred.

The collision, with a Nissan Micra car, happened at the junction of Saxon Road. The driver of the Nissan suffered minor injuries but his passenger, a 54-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital by ambulance, with serious but not life threatening injuries.

The police officer who was driving the police car was not hurt. 

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said: "It is unusual that we have had three collisions involving police vehicles in two days. I will ensure that each of the incidents are thoroughly investigated to understand what has happened.

"Clearly we are hoping that all those who were injured will make a speedy recovery."

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