Police injured as van crashes while responding to emergency call

Police hurt in van crash

Police hurt in van crash

First published in New Forest

POLICE are investigating after a van crashed, leaving two of their officers in hospital.

The accident involved a single police van that was travelling along the Lymington to Beaulieu road.

It was on its way to a public order incident involving a group of youths in Marchwood when the crash happened.

The driver and front seat passenger were both injured in the incident, which happened in the early hours of Sunday.

Police are not releasing any details about the two officers or the extent of their injuries.

A spokesman said: “A police Ford Transit van was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the B3054 Lymington to Beaulieu road.

“It was responding to a grade one emergency call.

“Both the driver and front seat passenger suffered injuries and were taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

“The cause of the accident has yet to be established. The vehicle has been recovered and will be subject to examination.”

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1:55pm Thu 7 Jun 12

sass says...

What is the driver being charged with?
I presume neither twit was wearing his seatbelt then.
What is the driver being charged with? I presume neither twit was wearing his seatbelt then. sass
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6:06pm Thu 7 Jun 12

dolomiteman says...

Why would the driver be charged and why the assumption about not wearing seatbelts, seatbelts do not prevent injuries?
Why would the driver be charged and why the assumption about not wearing seatbelts, seatbelts do not prevent injuries? dolomiteman
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7:21pm Thu 7 Jun 12

SotonLad says...

As a Ford Transit it should have been sticking to the speed limits.
As a Ford Transit it should have been sticking to the speed limits. SotonLad
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12:51pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Georgem says...

dolomiteman wrote:
Why would the driver be charged and why the assumption about not wearing seatbelts, seatbelts do not prevent injuries?
The police driving course supposedly 'guarantees' that you will not have an accident. So if a police driver crashes a vehicle, it's assumed he is automatically at fault because he must have deviated from 'Roadcraft'. Utter nonsense, of course, but that's how it is. Or was. Maybe things have changed.
[quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: Why would the driver be charged and why the assumption about not wearing seatbelts, seatbelts do not prevent injuries?[/p][/quote]The police driving course supposedly 'guarantees' that you will not have an accident. So if a police driver crashes a vehicle, it's assumed he is automatically at fault because he must have deviated from 'Roadcraft'. Utter nonsense, of course, but that's how it is. Or was. Maybe things have changed. Georgem
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