Driver arrested after crashing into police car

First published in News

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after he crashed into the back of a police car.

The 42-year-old was driving along the A34 when his Vauxhall Polo struck the BMW police car from behind, at around 2.41pm yesterday afternoon.

The police car was parked up, protecting a Ford Ranger which had less than an hour earlier crashed into the central reservation barrier of the southbound carriageway at Wash Water.

Anyone with information about the two collisions should contact Whitchurch Roads Policing Unit or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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8:41am Thu 18 Oct 12

100%HANTSBOY says...

Vauxhall Polo eh? Was it a cut and shut hybrid?
Vauxhall Polo eh? Was it a cut and shut hybrid? 100%HANTSBOY
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9:13am Thu 18 Oct 12

8089 says...

It is now....Half Polo, half BMW!
It is now....Half Polo, half BMW! 8089
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9:30am Thu 18 Oct 12

originalsfc says...

Could have been worse - could have been that a red car hit a white car.

Nice reporting love...........all the men on a smoke break ?
Could have been worse - could have been that a red car hit a white car. Nice reporting love...........all the men on a smoke break ? originalsfc
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10:08am Thu 18 Oct 12

thankfully not a PO postcode says...

the red car and the blue car had a race all red wants to do is stuff his he eats everything see bmw's if you please.......
the red car and the blue car had a race all red wants to do is stuff his he eats everything see bmw's if you please....... thankfully not a PO postcode
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10:37am Thu 18 Oct 12

Linesman says...

The Polo was not so hot and ended up with a hole in it!

Driven by a sucker?
The Polo was not so hot and ended up with a hole in it! Driven by a sucker? Linesman
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10:44am Thu 18 Oct 12

bazzeroz says...

'at around 2-41pm' Not a precise time then? I would say the police were negligent as the road should have been coned off for several hundred yards with 'accident' signs etc!
'at around 2-41pm' Not a precise time then? I would say the police were negligent as the road should have been coned off for several hundred yards with 'accident' signs etc! bazzeroz
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11:01am Thu 18 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

bazzeroz wrote:
'at around 2-41pm' Not a precise time then? I would say the police were negligent as the road should have been coned off for several hundred yards with 'accident' signs etc!
I don't know of any police cars that can carry enough warning cones to do as you suggest. Most of us driving along a dead straight road would see a police car with its blue lamps flashing much earlier than the cones anyway.
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: 'at around 2-41pm' Not a precise time then? I would say the police were negligent as the road should have been coned off for several hundred yards with 'accident' signs etc![/p][/quote]I don't know of any police cars that can carry enough warning cones to do as you suggest. Most of us driving along a dead straight road would see a police car with its blue lamps flashing much earlier than the cones anyway. Inform Al
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11:42am Thu 18 Oct 12

mickey01 says...

Linesman wrote:
The Polo was not so hot and ended up with a hole in it!

Driven by a sucker?
i bet it wasnt in mint condition !!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: The Polo was not so hot and ended up with a hole in it! Driven by a sucker?[/p][/quote]i bet it wasnt in mint condition !! mickey01
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1:53pm Thu 18 Oct 12

S!monOn says...

Inform Al wrote:
bazzeroz wrote: 'at around 2-41pm' Not a precise time then? I would say the police were negligent as the road should have been coned off for several hundred yards with 'accident' signs etc!
I don't know of any police cars that can carry enough warning cones to do as you suggest. Most of us driving along a dead straight road would see a police car with its blue lamps flashing much earlier than the cones anyway.
And if you can't see bright flashing blue lights... what are the chances of you seeing the warning cones?!
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: 'at around 2-41pm' Not a precise time then? I would say the police were negligent as the road should have been coned off for several hundred yards with 'accident' signs etc![/p][/quote]I don't know of any police cars that can carry enough warning cones to do as you suggest. Most of us driving along a dead straight road would see a police car with its blue lamps flashing much earlier than the cones anyway.[/p][/quote]And if you can't see bright flashing blue lights... what are the chances of you seeing the warning cones?! S!monOn
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