Police car on 999 call flips upside down into lamp post

Police car on 999 call flips upside down into lamp post after swerving to avoid crashing into oncoming vehicle

  • Officers were responding to an emergency call in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire 
  • Their car crashed into a member of the public’s vehicle around 2am on Sunday
  • Locals heard a ‘massive bang’ before rushing outside to asses the damage
  • They found the car balancing on bonnet and leaning against a broken street light

A police car responding to a 999 call flipped upside down and crashed into a lamppost while performing ‘evasive action’ to avoid another vehicle.

Officers were responding to an emergency call in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, when their car – which was flashing blue lights at the time – crashed into a member of the public’s vehicle on Sunday.

Locals told of hearing a ‘massive bang’ at around 2am. They rushed outside to find the car balancing on its bonnet and leaning against a broken street light.

Shocking pictures captured the aftermath today. Amazingly, no-one was injured in the accident. 

Nottinghamshire Police said there was a ‘minor collision’ between the police vehicle and another car.

A police car responding to a 999 call flipped upside down and crashed into a lamppost while performing ‘evasive action’ to avoid another vehicle

The force said the officers had to use ‘evasive action’ to avoid a more serious crash. This caused the vehicle to hit ‘street furniture’.

One local resident told the Nottingham Post: ‘I was asleep and I heard a massive bang.

‘There was a car upside down and about five or six police cars, as well as a fire engine and an ambulance.’

They added: ‘I thought someone was dead the way the car was.’

Officers were responding to an emergency call in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, when their car – which was flashing blue lights at the time – crashed into a member of the public’s vehicle on Sunday (the aftermath, pictured)

A Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman said: ‘There was a minor collision between a car being driven by a member of the public and a police car as it was on blue lights responding to an emergency call at 2am.

‘Evasive action was taken by officers to avoid a significant collision with the other car as it crossed into its path which resulted in the response car hitting street furniture and causing significant damage to the vehicle.

‘No one was seriously injured.’

Source: Read Full Article