Probe starts into crash involving marked police car

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HAMPSHIRE Constabulary has launched an internal investigation after one of its cars was involved in a crash.

The two-vehicle collision happened near the mini roundabout at the Locksway Road junction with Milton Road in Milton, Portsmouth.

The police car, a marked Skoda Octavia which was carrying a police member of staff, collided with a Renault Clio being driven by a 25-year-old man.

The Clio driver was hurt.

However his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening and he was treated by crews from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust at the scene as a precaution.

The female police officer who was driving the Skoda, and the passenger, suffered minor injuries.

The police car was not responding to a call-out at the time and was not pursuing the Renault Clio. Police are investigating the collision internally in line with force procedure.

John Grant, 50, of Oakdene Road, Southsea, witnessed the aftermath of the incident.

Mr Grant said: ‘I live at the bottom of Locksway Road. I’ve nearly been written off three times by people who come flying down the road.

‘That roundabout needs something seriously done.

‘People don’t always realise it’s there.’

A police spokesman said: ‘Hampshire Constabulary can confirm it has started an investigation into a road traffic collision involving a police car.

‘The force was called at 11.01am to a report of a collision involving a Renault Clio and a marked Hampshire Constabulary Skoda Octavia, which was on a training exercise.

‘The marked Skoda was not responding to a live emergency call.

‘The collision occurred at the junction of Locksway Road and Milton Road in Milton.

‘The driver of the Renault, a 25-year-old man, received an injury that was not believed to be life-threatening.

‘An ambulance was called as a precaution.

‘The man received medical attention at the scene.

‘The Skoda’s driver, a female police officer, and their passenger, a member of police staff, were travelling in the marked Skoda Octavia.

‘They received minor injuries.

‘The Renault Clio was not being followed or pursued by police.’

Call Hampshire police with information on 101.