PICTURED: Crumpled police car after collision in Gravesend

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POLICE are investigating after a patrol car rushing to aid a person trapped in a fire was smashed in a collision in Gravesend today.

The police patrol car was responding to the emergency call at 11.50am when it collided with another vehicle and a pedestrian on Valley Drive.

The pedestrian escaped unhurt, while the police officer suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Darent Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is currently examining the circumstances around the incident. 

A Kent Police spokesman said: "A police patrol was responding to an emergency call to a report of persons trapped in a fire at 11.50am on Tuesday 10 December when it was in collision with another vehicle and a pedestrian.

"The driver of the vehicle has been taken to hospital with minor injuries, while the pedestrian was unhurt.

"The police officer suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital attendance.

"Both the police car and the other vehicle have sustained significant damage."

A South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said one ambulance crew was sent to the scene shortly after 12pm.

Valley Drive is currently closed at the junction with Winchester Crescent and St Aidens Way.

 

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7:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

molsey says...

I wonder if BOTH drivers were breathalysed?
I wonder if BOTH drivers were breathalysed? molsey

7:40pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Couldn't drive a greasy stick up a dogs arris, bus drivers, black cabbies, old bill and wimmin.

THAnK YOu
Couldn't drive a greasy stick up a dogs arris, bus drivers, black cabbies, old bill and wimmin. THAnK YOu Gypo.Joe

3:05pm Wed 11 Dec 13

kentlad says...

If this incident is the Police officers fault then i would be very interested to know whether he/she gets done for careless driving or does that exclude 999 services who are acting on a call???? one rule for one and one for another similar to those i have seen on numerous of occasions double parked, parked on double yellow lines and in disabled bays let alone those who i have seen driving talking into their radios and mobiles.
If this incident is the Police officers fault then i would be very interested to know whether he/she gets done for careless driving or does that exclude 999 services who are acting on a call???? one rule for one and one for another similar to those i have seen on numerous of occasions double parked, parked on double yellow lines and in disabled bays let alone those who i have seen driving talking into their radios and mobiles. kentlad

5:55pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ModernToss says...

kentlad wrote:
If this incident is the Police officers fault then i would be very interested to know whether he/she gets done for careless driving or does that exclude 999 services who are acting on a call???? one rule for one and one for another similar to those i have seen on numerous of occasions double parked, parked on double yellow lines and in disabled bays let alone those who i have seen driving talking into their radios and mobiles.
Excuse 999 services acting on a call? What are you babbling on about? Of course it effin should!

If I was trapped in a fire I know i'd want the emergency services putting their foot down, not poodling about or waiting nicely in traffic just so people like you can't jack off when you see them go through a red light. If you ever get robbed near a main road I hope you don't moan whilst the OB keep you waiting another 10 minutes so that they don't park in any bus routes or red lines that might upset you.

It's an accident, simple as that and a risk that comes with the nature of the job.
[quote][p][bold]kentlad[/bold] wrote: If this incident is the Police officers fault then i would be very interested to know whether he/she gets done for careless driving or does that exclude 999 services who are acting on a call???? one rule for one and one for another similar to those i have seen on numerous of occasions double parked, parked on double yellow lines and in disabled bays let alone those who i have seen driving talking into their radios and mobiles.[/p][/quote]Excuse 999 services acting on a call? What are you babbling on about? Of course it effin should! If I was trapped in a fire I know i'd want the emergency services putting their foot down, not poodling about or waiting nicely in traffic just so people like you can't jack off when you see them go through a red light. If you ever get robbed near a main road I hope you don't moan whilst the OB keep you waiting another 10 minutes so that they don't park in any bus routes or red lines that might upset you. It's an accident, simple as that and a risk that comes with the nature of the job. ModernToss

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