Woman injured in Hove police car crash treated for serious injuries

Posted On 29 Nov 2013 at 3:12 pm

The woman injured a crash in Hove involving a police car yesterday afternoon (Thursday 28 November) suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Sussex Police said last night that the 54-year-old passenger was badly hurt and the driver of the crashed Nissan Micra suffered minor injuries.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service crew cut her free from the car and an ambulance took her to hospital.

The force said: “The police officer who was driving the police car was not hurt. “

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance helicopter landed in Wish Park shortly after the crash in New Church Road, Hove, by the corner of Saxon Road.

Sussex Police said: “A car passenger was taken to hospital after the vehicle she was travelling in collided with a police vehicle in New Church Road, Hove, at 3pm on Thursday.

“The road policing unit was responding to an emergency call on blue lights and sirens to a report of a man who was threatening suicide on Hove seafront.

“The collision, with a Nissan Micra car, happened at the junction of Saxon Road.

“The driver of the Nissan suffered minor injuries but his passenger, a 54-year-old woman, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital by ambulance with serious but not life threatening injuries.

“The police officer who was driving the police car was not hurt.

“The road was closed to allow rescue, investigation and recovery work to take place.”

The road reopened at about 6.30pm.

The accident followed another crash involving a police car in Littlehampton yesterday afternoon and one in Brighton the day before when an officer crashed in Ditchling Road, Brighton.

The officer suffered leg injuries. She was cut free by a fire and rescue crew.

Chief Inspector Natalie Moloney said: “It is unusual that we have had three collisions involving police vehicles in two days. I will ensure that each of the incidents are thoroughly investigated to understand what has happened.

“Clearly we are hoping that all those who were injured will make a speedy recovery.”

  1. Valerie Paynter Reply

    Why do people think they can cross tracks and beat oncoming trains? Why do people scoot across intersections or make turns thinking they have time to do so ahead of the ambulance, fire truck, police car speeding their way.

    I hope the lady passenger makes a fast and fully recovery.

  2. Valerie Paynter Reply

    Why do people think they can cross tracks and beat oncoming trains? Why do people scoot across intersections or make turns thinking they have time to do so ahead of the ambulance, fire truck, police car speeding their way.

    I hope the lady passenger makes a fast and fully recovery.

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