Two injured as police car in Sedgley crash

Two people suffered minor injuries following a smash between a police car and another vehicle.

The scene of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: David Parkes @biglad1971
The scene of the crash in Sedgley. Photo: David Parkes @biglad1971

The crash happened along Bilston Street, Sedgley, at around 3pm on Saturday forcing closure of the road for more than an hour.

A man driving a Vauxhall Astra and a female passenger suffered minor injuries.

Both were treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital for further checks as a precaution.

The male police officer was unhurt in the crash.

Police said the collision was being investigated.

But they said it was understood the police car had been attending ‘an immediate call for help’ at the time and had its sirens and blue lights on at the time.

Both vehicles were badly damaged in the crash and a set of traffic lights were also flattened.

The road reopened to vehicles at around 4.51pm. It had been closed between School Street to High Street.

Chief Inspector Nick Rowe, from Dudley Police, said: “A police vehicle was involved on a collision in Bilston Street on Saturday.

“There were no serious injuries.

“The matter will be investigated locally.

“It is understood the police car was en route to an immediate call for help at the time and had sirens and blue lights deployed.”

Workers clearing up after the Sedgley crash . Photo: Ian Holmes @iholmes023
Workers clearing up after the Sedgley crash . Photo: Ian Holmes @iholmes023

The front passenger side of the police car appeared to have been damaged most by the collision, which also caused a set of traffic lights to be brought down.

Engineers from Dudley Council were sent out to clear the scene after both cars involved were later moved.

Part of the pavement was closed off while council workers were on site, making sure there was no risk caused to pedestrians from cables after the traffic lights were brought down.