Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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Police vehicle crashes on way to emergency call - woman seriously hurt

A woman suffered serious injuries after the car she was driving was involved in a crash with a police vehicle on an emergency call.

An investigation is underway into the collision, which resulted in the 28-year-old being taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

The driver of the police vehicle, a man, 28, was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven with minor injuries,

The woman was today in a stable condition.

It happened between Outrigg, St Bees and Grove Road, Egremont, at about 6pm last night.

A police spokesman said: "The collision involved a Cumbria police vehicle, responding to an emergency and a black VW Golf.

"Officers from the collision investigation unit attended the scene, and are investigating the full circumstances surrounding the collision."

The incident has been referred to the force's internal investigation department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.



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