Orpington police car smash leaves officer in hospital

A picture of the scene (by @AdamPearson89 )

A picture of the scene (by @AdamPearson89 )

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An Orpington police car was smashed into by another vehicle yesterday, leaving a female officer with neck and chest injuries.

Ambulances, police and the London Fire Brigade all attended the accident in Chelsfield Lane at around 4.05pm yesterday (May 14).

A spokesman for the Met Police said a vehicle collided with a stationary police car.

An ambulance took the woman, aged 30, who was suffering from neck and chest injuries, to the PRUH as a priority.

No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon.

Witness Adam Pearson, who took this snap, tweeted: "Nasty accident on Chelsfield Lane, Orpington involving a police car.  Hope the injured are ok."

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12:10pm Fri 16 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon.

Of course, police protect themselves.
No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon. Of course, police protect themselves. white rabbit9
  • Score: -20

9:55am Sat 17 May 14

reasonable75 says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon.

Of course, police protect themselves.
Read it properly

"a vehicle collided with a stationary police car."

That means 100% it was the other drivers fault, so how are the police protecting their own?
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon. Of course, police protect themselves.[/p][/quote]Read it properly "a vehicle collided with a stationary police car." That means 100% it was the other drivers fault, so how are the police protecting their own? reasonable75
  • Score: 10

2:16pm Sat 17 May 14

madras says...

reasonable75 wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon.

Of course, police protect themselves.
Read it properly

"a vehicle collided with a stationary police car."

That means 100% it was the other drivers fault, so how are the police protecting their own?
Perhaps it could be because the 'stationary' police car had been driving and stopped suddenly and without warning

If I was driving and 'slammed on my brakes' in front of you, and was technically stationary when you hit me, how would you feel?
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: No arrests have been made, but the road was blocked for several hours yesterday afternoon. Of course, police protect themselves.[/p][/quote]Read it properly "a vehicle collided with a stationary police car." That means 100% it was the other drivers fault, so how are the police protecting their own?[/p][/quote]Perhaps it could be because the 'stationary' police car had been driving and stopped suddenly and without warning If I was driving and 'slammed on my brakes' in front of you, and was technically stationary when you hit me, how would you feel? madras
  • Score: -5

10:10pm Sun 18 May 14

karen_g_uk says...

That's what stopping distances are for!!!

If you are too close to stop in time it's your fault.
That's what stopping distances are for!!! If you are too close to stop in time it's your fault. karen_g_uk
  • Score: 0

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