Police appeal for witnesses following collision involving police car

[Update: Dartmouth Road is now open]

Police have appealed for witnesses following a collision earlier today which involved a police car.

The collision happened around 10.20am this morning, 14th April on Dartmouth Road, Churston Ferrers.

The police car, a white Vauxhall Astra, was on a blue light call when it was involved in a collision with a silver Citroen Xsara, registered to Lancashire.

The male police officer, who was driving the marked car, suffered a minor head injury and was taken to Torbay Hospital before being discharged.

The 79-year-old male driver of the Citroen was treated by paramedics at the scene and suffered minor injuries.

The 78-year-old female passenger was checked over by paramedics but was not believed to have been injured.

Highways attended to clear debris from the road and assist with the road closure.

The road remains closed and local diversions are in place at Churston Way and Kennels Road.

Recovery is underway and the road will be reopened as soon as possible.

Sergeant Steve Walker, based in Plymouth, said: “The area was busy at the time of the collision and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.”

Witnesses are asked to call the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit by emailing101@dc.police.uk or calling 101 quoting log 208 of 14 April.



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