Police car smashes into car in Gravesend

The collision took place on Marsh 18 in Pelham Road South.

The collision took place on Marsh 18 in Pelham Road South.

First published in Traffic & Travel by

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a police car answering an emergency call crashed into a car in Gravesend.

The collision, which involved a marked Kent Police car and a cream Kia Soul, took place in Pelham Road South at approximately 1pm on Sunday. (March 18)

Both vehicles sustained extensive damage but no one was injured.

The wall of a house was badly damaged and the road was closed for four hours for investigation and recovery work.

PC Glen Braidwood said: “We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

“We would urge them to get in touch with us at 01622 798538 with any information they may have.”

Did you see the crash? Call the newsroom on 01689 885726.

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7:58pm Thu 22 Mar 12

Mijoed says...

When its you waiting for the emergency services to arrive, you do want them there asap. However, if they crash on the way then they are of no use to anyone. Yesterday I saw an ambulance on the wrong side of the road, passing a queue of traffic and then, on the wrong side of the lights, tackling what was now oncoming traffic and dodging between the cars turning right and the cars going straight on. It was a very "gung ho" example of driving that relied heavily on the oncoming traffic avoiding the ambulance and could so easily have gone wrong.
When its you waiting for the emergency services to arrive, you do want them there asap. However, if they crash on the way then they are of no use to anyone. Yesterday I saw an ambulance on the wrong side of the road, passing a queue of traffic and then, on the wrong side of the lights, tackling what was now oncoming traffic and dodging between the cars turning right and the cars going straight on. It was a very "gung ho" example of driving that relied heavily on the oncoming traffic avoiding the ambulance and could so easily have gone wrong. Mijoed
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8:38pm Thu 22 Mar 12

melissa67 says...

I suspect the ambulance you are referring to was attempting to save a life. Personally i have no trouble seeing or hearing large flashing noisy vehicles. I slow down, get out of the way or stop and thank my lucky stars that i am not the obe needing it. Drivers should be prepared at traffic lights etc, just because a light is green you should look anyway and our stereos need to not be so loud that we can not hear sirens.
I suspect the ambulance you are referring to was attempting to save a life. Personally i have no trouble seeing or hearing large flashing noisy vehicles. I slow down, get out of the way or stop and thank my lucky stars that i am not the obe needing it. Drivers should be prepared at traffic lights etc, just because a light is green you should look anyway and our stereos need to not be so loud that we can not hear sirens. melissa67
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8:38pm Thu 22 Mar 12

melissa67 says...

I suspect the ambulance you are referring to was attempting to save a life. Personally i have no trouble seeing or hearing large flashing noisy vehicles. I slow down, get out of the way or stop and thank my lucky stars that i am not the obe needing it. Drivers should be prepared at traffic lights etc, just because a light is green you should look anyway and our stereos need to not be so loud that we can not hear sirens.
I suspect the ambulance you are referring to was attempting to save a life. Personally i have no trouble seeing or hearing large flashing noisy vehicles. I slow down, get out of the way or stop and thank my lucky stars that i am not the obe needing it. Drivers should be prepared at traffic lights etc, just because a light is green you should look anyway and our stereos need to not be so loud that we can not hear sirens. melissa67
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8:31am Fri 23 Mar 12

Citygirl83 says...

Well said Melissa.

Emergency service drivers are trained to drive at high speeds, they are not perfect and suffer collisions just like normal members of the public. Its the general public that are the danger most of the time.
Well said Melissa. Emergency service drivers are trained to drive at high speeds, they are not perfect and suffer collisions just like normal members of the public. Its the general public that are the danger most of the time. Citygirl83
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