Two taken to hospital after police car in Telford crash

A driver and a pedestrian were taken to hospital after a crash involving a police car in Telford today that also left an officer injured.

A police officer examines the white car
A police officer examines the white car

The police car and a white Suzuki were involved in a smash in Wellington that sent the white car through a brick wall adjoining a nearby car park, ending up on its side.

The two cars collided at the junction of Victoria Road and Chapel Lane at about 10.30am.

The aftermath of the crash in Wellington

Police said that the patrol car was en route to an incident at the Wellington railway station when it happened.

Lauren Jeal of West Mercia Police said: “At around 10.15am today police were called to an incident at Wellington Railway Station.

The car ended up on its side having hit a brick wall

“While on route to the incident a marked police vehicle was involved in a collision with another car. The driver of the car was taken to the Royal Princess Hospital for treatment.

“A pedestrian was also taken to hospital after they were injured by some of the debris caused by the collision. Fortunately their injuries are not believed to be serious.

The crash happened at Victoria Road in Wellington

“The police officer involved in the collision also suffered minor injuries.”

Jordan Eggington of the West Midlands Ambulance Service said a driver and pedestrian were taken to the Princess Royal Hospital for treatment and that their injuries were minor, adding: “We were called at 10.29am to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision (RTC) on Chapel Lane in Wellington. We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

The white Suzuki had to be lifted free

“Crews treated one man, who was driving one of the vehicles, for minor injuries and he was taken to Princess Royal Hospital for further treatment. A pedestrian, a man, who was injured whilst moving out the way of the RTC, was treated for minor injuries and also taken to Princess Royal Hospital.”

Police closed Victoria Road at both ends as both cars were being recovered about two hours after the crash, with the white car being lifted out of the verge.

The police car involved in the crash
A police car was also badly damaged in the crash

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